Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Designs On The Go and Designer Etsuko Furuya

On the Road for work this week in Austin, TX and spending time with folks from 40 states and 8 countries!  It's an eye opening and learning event and Austin is quite a city!

While I'm locked up inside the Austin Hilton  most of the day -- we have managed to get out and about a bit.

We visited a local fabric shop (darling place) and found the most fabulous cotton/linen fabric by Designer Etsuko Furuya -- called "Echino"for Kokka.  Oh My!  When I saw this fabric I almost flipped... it is so beautiful (and a bit pricey).   I did manage to convince myself to buy "A little"....  I'm glad I did! 

The remainder of our "out and about" time I just let my mind / eye see designs in the landscape.  Here are some of the beautiful "things" that made me think of designs for quilts or fabrics.  Check out these photos -- Let your imagination flow -- these inspire me -- how about you ?

Can't you just see a "house" quilt ?

A wall mural gone whole cloth ? Beautiful!

Floor inlay at the Austin Hilton - more quilting ?

The "Frost" ? Building downtown Austin - Ideas ?

12th floor Carpet -- Austin Hilton

12th floor Carpet - Austin Hilton - definately an applique!
Going to link up with Connie and others this week -- Share the fun -- go check out the beautiful posts!
Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Yup, just have to keep our eyes wide open!! That fabric is truly amazing!!!

  2. Beautiful fabric. Lot of quilty possibilities in your images.

  3. What neat fabric and looks like a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing.
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  4. great fabric! do you have any plans for it?