Quilts all Around Us

I wanted to share some quilt patterns I found while I was traveling with my family over the holidays.


This is the chapel floor in the church of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice.  It’s an interesting geometric floor that reminded me of a LeMoyne star quilt block.  The colors are dark but very striking.


This is one of the mosaic floors in the Vatican museum in Rome.  Look at all the quilt blocks! (Sorry for all the feet.)  There’s a couple of Square in a Square blocks, or Ohio Stars – which ever way you look at it.  In the right hand corner ( I couldn’t get everything in) there are some Flying Geese blocks and there are some 4-Patch blocks in the middle.

Everyone else was looking up but I just happened to look down.  It made me smile to see these quilts blocks under all that beautiful art.  Of course, I think this is art too.

You just never know where you’ll find some quilts!

3 thoughts on “Quilts all Around Us

  1. Only a GIFTED quilter like you would see those designs. Have fun!!! Making a quilt would be a wonderful way to remember your travels.

  2. I spent more time looking at the floors in Venice, Florence and Rome than up (except at the Sistine Chapel). Kaffe has a pattern (“Venice Stones”) inspired by St. Mark’s Basilica you might like. I did!

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