Ninth Circuit HQ Tile

Here is some eye candy for you.

I had so many photos (60 or 70??) that I couldn’t process them all for posting. I may use them for other posts in the future. If you want to go on a tour and see this beauty for yourself, check out the public tour information and sign up. Go and visit. Totally worth your time.

I know you are thinking “WTF? Has she lost her mind posting all these photos of things that aren’t quilts?”

No, I am not, at least for this reason.

You need inspiration to make quilts and the floors at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Building in San Francisco provide enough inspiration to last a lifetime. The thing I like about mosaic and tilework is that both translate well into quilts. The place was a museum of tile and mosaics, and a hidden gem. The intricacy of the designs rival Christine Porter and Judy Mathieson’s designs. I didn’t think there would be anything to photograph. (I don’t know why I ever think that, except that, perhaps, tiredness and laziness drive me to it.)  Fortunately, I had my new phone with me, which actually took some ok photos. I ran the battery down to the bone (lousy battery), but I got enough photos to keep most people happy.



Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

4 thoughts on “Ninth Circuit HQ Tile”

  1. Great inspirations! I was watching an episode of Flashpoint and there was a brief overhead shot of the interior of a courthouse building (I think in Toronto, but I can’t be sure). I paused it and spent 30 minutes drawing out the repeating pattern so I could turn it into a quilt. Well, an EQ quilt so far, anyway.

  2. Love the tiles! I always take pictures of things like that on trips! You do need to see things to spark the design ideas… Keep them coming!

  3. I always love pictures with tiles in them. I usually send them to my friend Reeze who spent part of a trip to Italy taking pictures of tiles & architecture & came to my guild with a presentation on inspiration on quilting designs. I’ll have to pass along! 🙂

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