Saturday, August 27, 2011

Inspired!

Yesterday, with a whole afternoon and evening spreading out before me with no plans, I felt inspired - inspired to let some of you know how much you inspire me!

When I started blogging, it was to chronicle my quilts: the process, the dates, the fabrics, the techniques, the ideas, the finished products, the frustrations, the triumphs. I had no idea there would be this awesome community of people who would greet me, challenge me, encourage me, support me and INSPIRE me. Thank you!

So armed with some quilt magazines and the materials I have collected to make postcards ALA Julie Tulips with my Cub Scouts this fall, I started playing. Here's what I have come up with so far:



More to come, for sure!

Nellie, all stuffed and ready to nap, sat guard over my workspace.

When Donald saw Nellie, he immediately reached out his arms for her.

I think he was disappointed when I told him that I made her for me. Perhaps I should make one for him, too!

Last night, after nearly gluing my fingers together making postcards, I decided to go downstairs and make one quilt block. After all, there I was cutting up quilt magazines - I couldn't help but be inspired to sew! The one quilt block I made was a log cabin block - a 44" square log cabin block. You know those quilts, usually baby quilt size, that are made of just one block.

That is what I was going for, but as it now stands, I'm not really feeling it. It needs more. What next? Ideas are most welcome!

5 comments:

Sallie said...

Maybe applique something in the lower right??

Angie said...

I love those BIG one-block quilts. :D Add some applique and it will be perfect! :)

joe tulips said...

Can you hear me squealing!!! I love your postcards! How fun. I hope you had fun. Makes me want to go get my fingers full of glue.
I saw a heart or star appliqued in the bottom left area.
Or words stamped with blue in the white areas. Everyone who looks will see something cool and different!

Stray Stitches said...

Your postcards are wonderful! Such a great way to use up old magazines. Nellie looks even better stuffed. No wonder Donald wanted her :)
Your big block looks wonderful!!

Cheryl Willis said...

do a wonky letters border, say something cute- cw