Finding Quilt Inspiration

My camera is never far away from me, especially when I’m playing tourist.  I was sitting here yesterday, trying to come up with some new design ideas – when I started going through my photographs from days gone by.  Lo-and-behold there were some photos that need to be turned into quilt designs. 

Look at this one photo of a door, from the Institute for Texan Culture:


Now take a look at how many different quilt design inspirations I garnered from this one photograph:





Amazing how one can find quilt design inspiration in the most unlikely of places.  Guess I’d better get to work!

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    For the Love of Fabric Against my Cheek

    I take many photographs of my quilts and fabric.

    Most of the time, I’m photographing because I need an image for the front of a pattern, or for instructions for a pattern. 

    But, sometimes.  Ah yes – occasionally.  I’ll take a close-up of a quilt or fabric … just because I want to remember the feel of that quilt against my cheek. 

    Take a minute to view these photos and see if you can feel the same, soft, cotton-y goodness of a quilt made of these fabrics, rubbing against your cheek as you sniggle into a comfy position, with a book in-hand or a chick-flick showing on the television, or snuggling up with a child who wants some special closeness:




    Do you feel it?  I’m hoping you do – and it shows your quilted heart, too.

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      Quilting Weekend

      I think I always show up for work on Mondays in a smug mood, when I’ve had a successful quilting weekend!  On Friday night, I cut out and pieced another “Building Blocks Baby Quilt” in batiks, which gave it a very colorful camo look:


      On Saturday, I cut out and pieced another “Nine-Patch Star Baby Quilt” with the Chutes & Ladders fabric from Moda:


      On Sunday, I felt the above photographed quilt needed just a touch more, so I added a 5″ striped border – wow, what a difference it made!


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        As we put the kids to bed on Wednesday evening, we lingered in the door of DD#1’s bedroom.  She told us to go away.  Hubby said we were just staring at a 13 year-old, because we’d never had one of our own.  Like in a zoo, yaknow?

        Yup, she is now 13 and we are now parents of a teen.  Which is about the point that I find a nautical radio and call the Coast Guard for an S.O.S. – right?




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