So, how do I figure out what I'm making? Where does my inspiration come from??
Well, first thing is probably the fabric itself. I sometimes have no idea what I'm buying it for, and sometimes know exactly what it should look like when I'm done, but my quilt choices are often dictated by my fabric.
Can't you just see these as big plusses??? It's going to be so yummy!
I take a lot of photographs. I take photos of trees, of patterns, of interesting textures. I am still a little scared to try and translate most of these into fabric, but it's sitting in my brain, just waiting for my skills to catch up.
The place that I probably get the most ideas is Pintrest. I LOVE Pintrest. I can spend hours on there just scrolling through the pretty. It does feed nicely into my other random obessions - I have Sherlock and Harry Potter boards. Don't judge!! It's still mostly sewing!
My Carpenters Wheel quilt is purely a product of Pinterst inspiration.
And I have just invested in some graph paper. Yes, that $3 was an investment. As were the super cheap coloured pencils.
And I can't forget the blogs I follow! So much of what everyone is making is so inspirationinal. I would never have made my Swoon without the blogosphere. And I am determined to make this this year:
|Sherlock Quilt - Designed by Anne at Play-Crafts|
So that's where I get my inspiration from, and how I pretend to be a quilt deisnger!!
What about you?? How do you come up with all your genius plans???