Welcome to my corner of the world! The city I am representing today is small, just like my country. You may not have heard of it, but when you see these photos of my city (Ålesund, Norway) you will see it is well worth a visit!
The city is located on the west coast of Norway and has beautiful architecture! The city burned down in 1904 and was rebuilt all in the Art Nouveau style - so cool! I don't live there anymore, but my mother does so some times I get to visit.
1. Ålesund, 2. Ålesund, byen med skifertak, 3. Ålesund, 4. Ålesund, walkabout, 5. Centre national d'Art Nouveau, Ålesund, 6.Fra Ålesund, 7. flickr.com/photos/77730890@N02/8717753481/, 8. Ålesund, 9. Ålesund
1. Ålesund, 2. Jugendstil, 3. Jugendstil with grapes, 4. Art Nouveau - House detail, 5. Ålesund Detail, 6. 245 Art Nouveau detail, 7. Art Nouveau manhole cover, 8. Ålesund, 9. Jugendstil
And as you can see, the details are quite organic and not easy to translate to quilting patterns:) But I have tried and made a loose interpretation of one of the sunflower designs - looking something like this:
TUTORIAL - Art Nouveau Sunflower
Printout of Template Page 1 and Template Page 2
Background fabric 9.5"x12.5"
Scraps of fabric for large petals (A), small petals (B), center (C), stem (D) and leaves (E)
Double sided fusible interfacing
Step 1: Trace pattern pieces on fusible web, fuse to chosen fabric pieces, cut out shapes and peel off backing paper.