Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Inspiration

Looking at other quilts is always inspiring, and I've always gotten a lot of inspiration from browsing quilts on Flickr, and recently from both the La Conner QuiltFest and the Blogger's Quilt Festival.

My other source of inspiration is fabric itself... especially while cleaning it. Prewashing fabric and putting away scraps and yardage almost always results in a new quilt for me. My favorite is when fabric talks to me, telling me what combination it wants to be in, and what pattern.

I just pulled these for a baby quilt while putting scraps away the other day. It will just be simple 6-inch squares- I know so many people who are expecting right now, I am going to start making quilts and just hope I have the right distribution of boy & girl ones!


And this stack came out this morning, which I'll use for my Stash Busting Bee international quilt. I'm thinking of a mix of log cabins, wonky log cabins and Drunk Love blocks, with some scrappy sampler borders as well. Should be fun!

We're having lots of rain, which makes for great sewing but lousy pictures. I'll have to figure out how to get better shots now that fall is here and winter is fast approaching!

1 comment:

  1. I look forward to seeing all the inspiration translated into quilts! What is a drunk love block? Funny name!

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