Applique, Travel

Day Three in Charleston – City Walking Tour

It’s still cold – but that is not stopping us from having a great time and seeing the sights.  Today we took a walking tour of Charleston.  The grand old houses have withstood the Revolutionary and Civil Wars along with devastating hurricanes. and earthquakes.  The homes have such unique features:

  • welcoming staircases.  Women would climb one side and men the other so that the men would not be able to see the woman’s ankle.  It was an era when viewing cleavage was acceptable, but seeing a woman’s ankle was not.

  • Privacy doors that concealed entry porches

  • gardens and much more that shows the elegance of the architecture and the city.

Of course I am always looking for quilting ideas.  City Hall had some interesting ironwork displayed on some of their windows

I couldn’t help but think that it would make up into  very beautiful appliques with ruched flowers.

There is always time to quilt!
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