Friday, January 31, 2014

Look East

It can be surprising where quilt patterns and inspirations come from and no one was more surprised recently than my sister Dori when she happened upon these inspirational sights.

She and her husband were visiting with my brother & his wife in Vientiane, Laos, strolling through an outdoor marketplace and all of a sudden they became aware of these 'quilts'.

It was one of those things where you are looking at something before it really sinks in as to what you are looking at.

Initially she saw them covering things and then was aware that they were being used to block the sunlight streaming in thru gaps in the roof.

It looked like they might be made from garment industry remnants - ironically they are often the proportions of quilts.

Beautiful. In some ways reminiscent of Gees Bend quilts..M..


Furball Farm Quilting said...

They almost look like Parachute linings!

Anne said...

The second photo reminds me of the quilt which I believe Betty made from corduroy pieces or did it include denim?

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

quilts are everywhere!