Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Inspiration abounds . . .


Here is my inspiration for the week.

I was looking through some old Quilt Sampler magazines (I have them all!) and I kept coming back to this photo.  I love those scrappy stars!

What inspires you?  Colors, texture, patterns, fabric?  You know the feeling . . . the one where you just want to/have to start something new or doodle something on a piece of paper or take a picture of a page out of a magazine!  What stirs your brain into action?


I’m also a tiny bit inspired by all of these little Henrietta’s scampering around my sewing room right now.  They are so much fun to play with!  These Bunny Hill blocks are coming along great – just imagine there are only two more blocks to come . . . I better get stitching them down soon.


I’m also lovin’ these orange and cream pinwheel blocks . . .  which just may go with . . .


this happy little character.

This is only one of four and I love them all equally!  I’m having a great olde time putting this piece together . . . I never know what is going to strike my fancy next and where that little piece will end up.  Right now I’m thinking this will be my super, duper bestest Halloween wall hanging yet!


And then just to inspire myself some more, this wonderful bundle of fabric showed up in the mail yesterday.

Trick or Treat by Deb Strain – gorgeous!  Look at those rich colors . . . how could I resist?!?!  I do have a fabulous plan for these prints and will show you what that plan was on October 30th.


Oh and I had to drool some more!

This was also in the package . . . Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater.  No plans for this fabric line just yet but the wheels are always turning.

Let me know what inspires you . . . I could use some more pointers!  Vacation starts for me on Friday at 4:30 . . . I want to be super inspired so that I can get more done.  Help me out people . . .


Dolores said...

Quilt wise, it's the pattern that usually inspires me. I have so much fabric that I can usually get what I want from walking into my sewing room.

Jennifer said...'s always the colours that inspire me first, then the pattern. If I see a pattern I like......say, a colour I like.....autumn tones......then I am in seventh heaven!