Observed in Portland…

You may have noticed that I didn't post last week. I've been in Portland for quilt market which is always an interesting experience. I took a lot of photos and not one of them has fabric or a quilt in it! Sigh.

Here are some of the things that caught my eye:

The lettering on this boat, and I'm exactly sure why…

BoatLettering_Portland-01 copy

I saw these cans in a shop window (H&M I think) and thought they were interesting. It wasn't until I looked at the photo that I saw that the cans spell 'can' which made me grin. On the other hand, I'm not sure that this is an effective use of window real estate for a clothing store.

Can-FromCans copy

I saw Joanne Figueroa in the C&T booth wearing this amazing coat. She said everyone wanted to know if she made it (no, found it at Macy's I think she said). Pretty lady in a pretty coat. I love the little circles that surround the primary design in the coat fabric. I am reminded of Cheerios floating in a cereal bowl which may not be the most romantic interpretation…

JoanneFigueroa-Coat copy

I saw enough of the Voodoo donut boxes to wish they were gluten free. I hear the donuts are both huge and tasty but I was more interested in the boxes. What great marketing! Doesn't the box make you want to try them?

VoodooDonutBox copy

I found a variety of good floors. What I like is the way simple shapes make a pattern – just the way it does in a pieced quilt. Here's the floor from the lobby of our Hilton. What makes it better than average is that the large squares are sub-divided into 4 squares. That would be a fun idea to play with.

HiltonLobbyFloor-Portland copy

And the bathroom at the convention center caught my eye. It was funny, I saw several quilts hanging in booths that could have been based on this pattern…

Portland-ConvCntrBathFloor-2 copy

I have more to share tomorrow…




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