This lovely door is from the medieval Church of St.
Trophime in Arles, France.
This church was built between the 12th and 15th centuries, and is a great example of Romanesque architecture.
It was built on the site of a 5th century basilica.
However, the first time I saw this entrance, all I could see was a quilt!
In October when I went on a tour to the Quilt Museum in LaGrange Texas, there was a vintage applique quilt that looked just like this door - but with mint green branches and an ivory background! Honest!
When I look at this set of heavy wooden doors and wrought iron artwork, I see pieced strips with applique. Do you think this is Hawaiian applique, or Baltimore Album applique, or... ?
When I travel, I take lots of design reference photos like this one. I love to think about taking ancient or vintage design motifs, and making them new again.
Do you have photos from a past trip, that might render some inspiring design ideas? Do you like to take photos of "pretty" architectural details, that might be translated into fabric?
When I look at this photo and imagine the quilt I might make, I am imagining the white trees as applique, on a frosty blue background.
What do you see when you look at this design?