I love it when a challenge comes up, and I have time for it! So when Victoria Findlay Wolfe blogged about designing a quilt from her window view and issued a challenge for us to design from architecture, I was all excited. I could devote time to it this month.
I planned to take photos on an architecture tour in Portland’s Old Town. Rain that day hampered my picture taking considerably, but I got a couple.
There is potential here, but a few sketches were not productive. I wanted to do a minimalist design and these ornate buildings were not lending themselves to it at all. Nor was I able to abstract enough to get from ornate to minimal. So I browsed some old photos of buildings and bridges. They were not very clear photos, so I figured I’d have to go and take some more. But I also was thinking I needed to get started designing and sewing. I went back to the instructions and had an ah-ha moment: The photo was a starting point; the building did not have to be recognizable.
I almost revisited the above photos, but then yesterday, while I was waiting for the bus, I looked up the street and started thinking design thoughts. So here is the photo that I will use. Not a spectacular building, just some ordinary apartments.