Here are some pictures that I hope will inspire you – these were right in front of me – I only had to open my eyes (and my mind) to see them!
Simplify them a bit (or a lot) and they could be some fun border designs that could be quilted. Or – what about applique?? The possibilities are endless
Stop by next Friday for more!
So – have you started to look at your surroundings in a different light? What do you see?
All around us there are sources of inspiration for design. In the first issue of The Quilt Life there were a number of articles that showed how pictures of nature can inspire us – inspire us for color, or quilt ideas, or a block or ……
Living in New York City I am surrounded by wonders of architectural detail. (We do have trees and flowers also!) I always marvel at what surrounds me and the issue of the magazine inspired me to pick up my camera and take a walk. So, one bright sunny day I took a stroll up Broadway from W 17th street up to W 34th.
Here is the first in a series of blog entries featuring this walk. I plan on taking other walks and posting what I find. I am using them as sources of inspiration for quilting patterns. I hope that they might inspire you to create something!
The first set of pictures is entitled – LOOK UP – I took my gaze upward to see what I could see. (Thankfully I didn’t walk into someone or out into traffic by accident!)
Stop by next Friday for some more shots walking up Broadway!
I am trying to finish up a log cabin quilt – I started these blocks last year in a log cabin class, and never finished it – so I took the class again this year and I am going to finish the quilt.
Here are the fabrics:
Here is the block:
Here is a traditional setting:
But I wanted something a bit different, so I shifted the vertical rows by half a block and liked what I got – now the dilemma which setting do I use?
Or setting B:
Leave a comment and if you choose – go to the side bar and vote in the poll as to which design choice you prefer.