About Darcelona

I work a full time job as a fire prevention specialist.  My job entails going to existing buildings and checking to make sure all systems are still operational – fire sprinklers, alarms, and other safety items.  It is sometimes routine, sometimes exciting and sometimes creative.

While walking through some buildings, you will notice artwork that is unique or an office that is painted with a variety of colors (instead of beige and brown) that will inspire a new quilt.  One office has a terrific painting that looks 3D that is in the mental file to create one day.

The name Darcelona came to me when I was taking flamenco dance lessons (flamenco, not flamingo).  After watching Carman, the flamenco dance version, I decided to find a class and try it.  Whereas my background is basic Celtic, my inner  desperately wanted to be a raven-haired dancer with long dresses and castanets clicking in rapid fire.  Whenever the studio put on a recital or did demonstrations at local events, everyone participated.   My co-dancers decided I could be Darcelona from Barcelona.  The nickname stuck and I use it for fun.

I don’t dance flamenco anymore due but still greatly appreciate the artistry of the dance and music.

So, that is me – Darcelona Quilts.  Thanks for reading.

Items that would make great quilts

While visiting a dear friend, I saw her chess board set up.  I thought, what a great  pattern that could be turned into a quilt.

I do have other projects waiting-a few UFO’s (unfinished fabric objects) or PIGS (Projects in a Grocery Sack) but this photo will be placed in the “I will get to it”

I figure I could just fussy cut one set of squares for one block and then square in a square for the other.  This could be either a bed quilt, wall hanging or a cloth chess board.  Keep a camera handy for that unexpected design that beckons you.

Thanks for reading.