Travel theme: Off-center

On the wall of Mountain Stitches by Susan in Gatlinburg, TN is this off-center log cabin square set into a quilt of an original design.

On the wall of Mountain Stitches by Susan in Gatlinburg, TN is this off-center log cabin square set into a quilt of an original design.

Although all the quilting shops I visited during the East Tennessee Shop Hop June 4 through 14, 2015, showcased their finest work on their store walls, this one quilt became a focal point at Mountain Stitches by Susan in Gatlinburg.  Susan, the owner of the shop, took the barn photo assigned to her shop (each of the 12 shops had one) and set it off-center into a log cabin block.  Then Susan incorporated the block into this muted-color quilt of her own design along with a splash of Grandmother’s Flower Garden motifs and a gaggle of Flying Geese. Final impression?  Lovely interpretation of the quilt challenge and perfect for this Travel theme: Off-center!

For more entries into Ailsa’s theme this week, click here.  You’ll find her blog, Where’s My Backback, filled with off-center but right-on-target photos.


About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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9 Responses to Travel theme: Off-center

  1. Old barns always make for great photographs. Adding it to the quilt was a fun idea. I assume there are commercial companies that can transfer photos to cloth. –Curt

    • I think my Mom years ago was able to transfer photos to cloth. She made a pillow with some old family pictures, but I’m not sure how she did it. These barn pictures were lovely incorporated into a quilt — but the barns themselves are even better. I’ve seen about three of these in “real life.”

      • Come to think of it, years ago I made some T-shirts by using a special printing paper and then ironing on the decals. I’ll have to think about it. I bet Peggy could have lots of fun incorporating some of our photos. –Curt

  2. Amy says:

    Beautiful quilt! Love the design and colors.

  3. The colours are very alluring! lovely quilt! 🙂

  4. I thought you would like this, Judy, since you are a quilter. It’s fun to see how someone takes an old pattern and makes it new! Susan, the shop owner, is one hard-working, creative lady!

  5. This is very eye catching – I like it.

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