When I don’t have time to do any stitching of any kind, which has been the case this week, I still like to look at ideas for future projects. I often find they come from the most unexpected places.
Hexagons are all the rage in modern quilting, and I’ve been slow to jump on the bandwagon. But here’s a photo of a tile floor that really appealed to me as a possible quilt.
In addition to the Greek key border, my favorite part are the dots of hexagon surrounding each flower-like shape. I also love the wide amount of negative space, but I guarantee you I wouldn’t make that in all hexagons!
One night, while watching TV, I saw a commercial for a mattress that had some exquisite quilting on it. Take a look:
Isn’t that gorgeous? I just love all the double-outlined paisleys. If I were a better quilter, I would so want to do a whole cloth quilt like this. Since the mattress is part of a $1300 set, making my own quilt is the only way I’ll ever see it in my bedroom.
I found this idea while trolling for fabric online. Available at fabric.com, it’s Swavelle/Mill Creek Indoor/Outdoor Oskar Terrace Flint and would be a very easy to adapt using jelly rolls:
Here’s another jelly-roll fabric idea; this time from Online Fabric Store:
While it’s not unexpected, I love finding inspiration from other bloggers and on Pinterest. Here are a few of my favorites:
This is a free pattern by Pipers Girls over at Craftsy.com that I pinned this morning. I like the texture of the sashing in the printed blocks and the solid background.
OK, this one, from KD Quilts is just too cute for words:
I also love pinning quilts that are probably beyond my current abilities. This one is by Kent Williams:
This last one, “The Ravens of Angels Crest,” by Thom Atkins, is definitely beyond my talents and always will be. But it’s so stunning, I just love looking at it.
Whatever you’re doing this weekend, I hope you find a little unexpected inspiration. I want to say welcome to my new followers from the past few weeks, and a big thank you to everyone for stopping by. It really does mean so much!