The element I chose was this hinge on a door at my hairdresser's shop. I don't know how many times I must have passed this in the years I've been going to Valerie's shop, but one day a few months I finally saw it. Wow! Don't you love this sort of attention to detail? I'm absolutely in love with it. (It seems like it must be something from Craftsman days?)
First, I deconstructed it and started playing with just the bars. (Yes, perhaps you noticed that the hinge is full of my favorite design elements: bars and circles.) As a weaver, I especially appreciate the woven effect. Honestly, I don't think this would be a bad quilt (or block) on its own.
It creates an interesting effect if you put them side by side....
or stack them.
As I was doing the copying and pasting for the side-by-side, the copies layered themselves on top of each other in rather intriguing patterns, too.
I think my favorite, though, is more stylized,
Which is your favorite? Do you have a favorite architectural feature or element that might be a quilt design?