Sunday 24 October 2010

Tiles in Lisbon

I love looking at these pictures taken in Lisbon in May this year. 
My DH and I went there for a short break in May and had a great time wondering around this beautiful old city and enjoying the Portuguese kitchen.
While walking through the old neighborhoods we came upon many houses decorated with these tiles and along the beach we bumped into a funny sign.
We had a wonderful time with lots of good food and wine and more inspiration for crafting! 

A few weeks later I bought the book 'The gentle Art of Quiltmaking' by Jane Brocket and she writes about the mosaic-patterned pavements and the tiles in geometric designs folowed by a lovely pattern! This quilt I have to make... one day... Hilde


  1. beautiful! I've never been to Portugal, but hopefully will one day when we're back in Europe! I'm just wondering about the last picture. It looks like the guy who painted that middle line had a glass too many to drink ;). Have a good week. How is the packing going? Love Vreni xx

  2. Je maakt mij nieuwsgierig welk patroon je gaat maken!
    groeten Marijke

  3. It's so great to see these pictures here! You know I'm half portuguese and I love these tiles, they're called 'azulejos'...Hope to see a quilt here someday inspired by them :0))

  4. reminds me of all the pictures i have from the Chinese garden pavements.... great patterns. there is inspiration every where, only too little time....

  5. I can imagine that these tiles give you a huge inspiration!!


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