Bolton Abbey and Quilting

Can you leave quilting behind when you travel?  I apparently cannot.  I was recently in the Yorkshire Dales in the UK. It is a beautiful area.  Every little bit is lovely. My camera was extremely busy. Not surprising, there were some days when my eye was completely taken up by possible quilting patterns. At Bolton Abbey, these patterns were everywhere.









Is quilting the new grave stone rubbing?




I’ve only just started drawing these, in an attempt to make them one line for my quilting.  I’m not the greatest at drawing so I won’t show you my first attempts.  On top of that I need to break it down into one continuous line for quilting.  Needless to say, it’s a project, but what wonderful ideas in one small part of Yorkshire!  And because, I can’t resist: IMG_4093

This reminds me of an old Victorian painting, which is on the tip of my tongue, but apparently will remain there…of cows grazing in a old cemetery.  Can anyone identify the painting for me?

And, of course, the celebration of


The Tour de France.  Now to get back to drawing…  Happy quilting.




About quiltify

Crazy about functional art: quilting; travel, family, and New England.
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2 Responses to Bolton Abbey and Quilting

  1. segurry says:

    Beautiful! I am impressed that you are attempting this. I am sure it will work out! How long were you there?

  2. quiltify says:

    Ten days. The entire area is beautiful. I think you and Neal would love this area, and the walks. Pub to pub through beautiful scenery…at least we did.

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