I get inspiration from so many places. Travel and architecture, art, patterns (which are usually found in art and architecture), other quilts (of course), fabric, color. And I collect it everywhere - I'm like an inspiration hoarder. I have sketchbooks and photo files, pinterest boards and scraps of paper laying around the house. So today, allow me share some of my inspiration - images I hope to translate into quilts someday...
I love the colors of a fresh wood pile.
I can so see this as tight stitching around a smother area in a quilt.
This is in new york. I would like to create a pattern from it.
I like the curves. And the different textures in each one.
Gotta love a sunset.
When Jacquie Gering of Tallgrass Prairie Studio was showing off her quilts in September, we talked about her inspiration and process. She stressed that the inspiration comes out of thin-air sometimes, but other times, an idea percolates and grows - changing form as she plays with fabrics or blocks. She had a few wonderful examples of this - sitting down to make a planned quilt and coming up with a completely different design along the way (and she is letting me re-share, just in case you missed the presentation!)
This one is titled Proposal Moon. There was a beautiful story about her husband's proposal to go along with it, but this was one of those that was born out of playing with those half-circle blocks.
And this one started out as a color wheel quilt - Life in Technicolor - but she admitted that she liked the arches swimming around on her design wall, so it became a colorful half-circle quilt.
Thanks for letting me talk about inspiration! I would love to share more and hear about everyone's inspiration at future meetings!