At the quilt show I took a photo of a woman’s . For some reason it looks so blurry right now. The other day I had a chance in between classes to play with sketching a possible design inspired by the broach. When I first saw the broach I was thinking that Superiors Silver Metalic might be the way to go – and it still may be – though while I was playing in the sketchbook the idea of color is rather intriguing. Using a variety of Superior Metallic might be the way to go. I just visited their website and look…
They have violet and quite loads more Metallic colors! INSPIRATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Then there’s this idea. I picked up a compass & protractor set a few months ago to play with and do some quilt design. I would like to draw this out on fabric and see what comes next. For the quilt design I like the idea of the curved lines extending beyond the perimeter of the circle. I’m thinking this will be a 12 to 15″ quilt with swirling feathers & pebbles, lots of pebbles!
I taught the other day – one of the students has a shirt with a similar flower in fabric, stitched down that she purchased somewhere. We talked about how she could make a similar shirt herself and incorporate some stitching design in it. So while we were talking I drew this out for her to see how she might be able to work this out on her own. It would be fun to see her make a few shirts with raw edge appliqué like this or in a design that is completely her own.
I’m going to play with this idea a little bit more before calling it a day. The circles were all drawn with a cd that I had in my tote bag. This allowed me an opportunity to share with the student some of what I offer in the Advanced machine quilting class I’ll be offering after the new year.
Happy Quilting & Happy Thanksgiving!