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Design Inspiration 3: Equilateral Triangles

On a recent visit to the Art Gallery of New South Wales I was intrigued by this wonderful work, called VIF 2010, by Australian artist Helen Eager.  186 more words

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Flashing Back to My Very First Quilt

I was catching up on my Bloglovin feed and stumbled ion this post over at Don’t Call Me Betsy. She’s had a wonderful idea, to share our older, even pre-blog quilts. 472 more words

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Inspiration. . . and a Giveaway!

In the book I just finished reading, Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon, he writes that “Nothing is original.”  He quotes Jonathan Lethem who notes that “when people call something ‘original,’ nine out of ten times they just don’t know the references or the original sources involved.”  And in our quilt world, I see this all the time manifest in the copyright squabbles, the this-is-my-original-pattern-syndrome and it’s only a variation of a log cabin, the insistence by some in the modern quilt movement that they dreamed it all up — this modernist stuff, without any regard for where the idea first surfaced. 304 more words

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Tula-Not-Quite-Tuesday: blocks 61-63

After I shared my shopping binge with you all, I was struck by a mean 24 hour stomach virus. Boo. By the time I felt human again, it was raining and i couldn’t take my blocks outside for a photo. 150 more words

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Design Inspiration 2: Light and Shapes in Perspective

As I was walking to a meeting at work I turned a corner and saw this view in the corridor ahead.  The shapes cast by the sunlight streaming through the windows on a sunny winter’s morning made me think about how I could abstract the shapes and perspective and turn it into a quilt design. 30 more words

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1,2,3 Quilt

A recent addition to my bookshelf was 1,2,3 Quilt – Shape Up Your Skills with 24 Stylish Projects by Ellen Luckett Baker.

Looking at it again last night for some inspiration I realized that it had one of my favourite quilts in it, … 216 more words

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Wonky progress

I made some progress over the week-end on the wonky cabins and squares. I have discovered that working in an improv way takes much longer than working to a pattern. 206 more words

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