Monday, August 23, 2010

Inspiration from Sujata

I get a great deal of inspiration from other blogs. Sujata Shah's work is a source of delight for me.
When I asked how do you work? Sujata pondered that and made a quilt. Check it out on her blog.
It happened during my unplugged vacation week.

I had a bag of scraps with me. I dumped them into a tin wash basin I found in the cabin (along with a book I was reading). I thought about what Sujata said, that she was just going to pull scraps out of the bag and stitch them together.
I decided I needed to do a little presorting. Colorwise, for sure.

I sorted as I stitched. I found I liked mingling vintage and new fabrics. I think I've got the beginnings of several pieces here.

Thanks to Sujata and all of you who wrote about how you worked. Your thoughts inspired me.


  1. Your whole little "REBEL" group are all super inspiring...Wish you all lived closer to play! This looks like a whole lotta fun in that bucket...
    Can't wait to see more...

  2. Thanks, Deb! I must admit that you and Victoria were the reason my last quilt was born!I am really glad to be part of this quilting world I knew nothing about until I entered the blogland!
    Can't wait to see what happens next!

  3. Looks like some good scrappy blocks. Sujata is a great inspiration to me too!

  4. Sometimes when the crazy bits quilts overwhelm my need for order, I cut them into HSTs and pair them with a solid. I've edge a few start tops like that, lately. Something about the solids takes my eye back from 'the edge o out of control' back to a more comfortable 'cheerfully rowdy'. It is un to sew this way, is't it?

  5. Out of a paper bag, out of a wash basin!! Great way to quilt. Thank you all for inspiration.

  6. totally with you: Sujata is amazing. great blocks you're working on!