Sunday, 11 May 2014

Quilting Inspiration on Honeymoon - Part One

My free time for the last couple of months has been about my hen do, wedding, and the honeymoon. The BIG DAY was over Easter weekend and we've just come back from two and a half amazing weeks touring European capitals as an old married couple.

Now, although I was clearly caught up in the new wife tasks of gazing at my husband and strolling hand in hand round glamorous locations, from time to time my mind (and my camera) would wander over to quilting.

So, I've compiled my top elements of quilting inspiration from the trip over two posts, which will hopefully culminate (do not add another project to the list, do not add another project to the list - oops...) in a honeymoon quilt.

Our first destination was Paris.  We were only there for a few days as the main reason I wanted to go was to visit Monet's Garden, which is about an hour and a half outside Paris.

I have wanted to visit his garden since I was a child and received this book from my Granny.  It did not disappoint.

The colours were just gorgeous! Using the Pallette Builder by Anne at Playcrafts, I've created this array of Monet's garden quilting colours.

Next, we took a sleeper train to Venice.

Normal people see the building adjacent to St. Mark's Basilica - I saw the "Trip Around the World Block"!

These guys don't really have anything to do with quilting, I just thought they were lovely.

The floors inside St. Marks were clearly designed by quilters too.  They are all made of marble and just exquisite.

Apologies for the last one being upside down - it is against a wall and you can't walk on that part.

Following in Audrey's footsteps, our next stop was a Roman Holiday.  Coming up in part two, I will show you how I spent four hours in the Vatican Museum looking at floors (yes, I know all the good stuff is on the ceiling...)

Play Crafts Palette Builder


  1. Wonderful photos! I've been to Givernay and LOVED it, but we went in the summer. Those Spring beds are far more beautiful than the ones we saw when we were there. Gorgeous Jenny!
    CONGRATULATIONS on your wedding and all the very best wishes for your marriage. xx

  2. Congratulations!! Sounds like you had a beautiful honeymoon! I'm looking forward to part 2! x

  3. I just love inspiration! Congrats on your new lives together.