Here are a few of the amazing churches we found. All very different in their architectural style.
So naturally my Christmas in Italy quilt had to include a church, although finding inspirational elements that could be adapted to fabric and applique was not that easy. After much reminiscing, a Church in the city of Verona came to mind. Verona is the home of Romeo and Juliet and boasts the famous balcony.
One of the Churches I discovered was down near the river.
And this stunning Rose window and arched entrance found its way into the quilt as well.
The other discovery down by the river was this lovely lamp post, it reminded me of some I had seen on the shores of Lake Como as well.
Yes, into the quilt it must go.
Although mine is looking a bit older and on a lean!
Speaking of "on a lean", the leaning tower of Pisa did not make it into my Christmas in Italy quilt. But it would have been remiss of me not to include a red brick bell tower. More to come soon.