Thursday, August 27, 2015

Much to tell

I took a break from blogging. I've been recharging my batteries and looking for new creative challenges. I've been transitioning from work for others to work to please myself. Its a welcome trade. I've been dabbling with making mosaic and find that it is inspiring my stitching. Who knew!

Other recent sources of inspiration:

The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood. I took it along to the mountains and studied it. It offers a fresh approach for making quilts. I like it. The work above is inspired by her rhythmic grid score.

Surprisingly, The Life-changing Magic of Tidying (the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing) by Marie Kondo has also helped with my creativity. Her suggestion that we only keep things that spark joy is helping in my sewing room.

Last but not least, I've been following the work of Mandy Patullo on her Thread and Thrift blog. Check it out. It is really inspiring for me.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Linda's Leftovers

A very pleasant part of having talented friends is that occasionally you admire their latest project and they say, "You like it? Here, it's yours!" And that is just what happened with this lovely little quilt that I am calling Linda's Leftovers.

Linda Frost is a wonderful artist who also has the very good habit of finishing things! She said she found these little half-square triangles leftover from a project so she put them together. Each square measures 1" - the entire quilt measures 12" x 12".

Look at this detail of how she quilted it - simply but effectively:

Linda said the fabric is by Fabri-Quilt of Kansas City, from a line they created several years ago. We all admired this red!