Tuesday, August 14, 2012

QuiltCon and Modern Quilt Relish

Marny here...check it out!  We are going to be part of QuiltCon!  We have placed a button in the right sidebar to help you explore a bit!  
Look at this wonderful set of Kona Cottons Robert Kaufman generously shared with us.  
Like candy for these modern quilters!
QuiltCon colors all lined up.  We thought we would dive in and come up with a few new ideas!  From bottom to top, Medium Grey, Buttercup, Coal, Chartreuse, Tangerine, Cyan, Candy Green, Lime, School Bus, Azure.
This picture does not do the collection of Kona Cottons justice.  It is such a happy fan of solids.  I wish I could wear the yardage in some fabulous color blocked clothes!
Oh wait, that gives me an idea.  Bells are going off.

We are often asked what inspires us.  How do we come up with ideas?   Wish there was an easy answer.  Sometimes it is the confluence of dissimilar elements.  Let me give you an example of the coming together of inspirational sources that took place today.

Take the Robert Kaufman Kona Colors spread out above 
and the little color keys I made to be sure we listed and organized everything for future ordering,  

Add to these the emailed ad I received from Gap today.

Look at the colors, shadows, spacing, lettering in this Gap ad!  
Mix the ideas with a pillow I remembered from a very recent CB2 catalogue.
cb2 Ragusa pillow.  Colors and neutrals!

And what will I get?
My head is spinning with the possibilities.  It might result in nothing or maybe, just maybe, I am on to something.  Patience is all part of this.  We'll see where it goes.  I am excited to play with the fabrics tomorrow, or as soon as possible.  (That is as long as distractions don't push it to the back burner.)  And to be honest with you, this is not where our designing focus is at the moment.  There are other exciting ideas evolving on our design walls.  But it is best to explore design possibilities when the urge hits you!!!

Let me leave you with something different and oh so charming. 
Lindsey's handknit cashmere mouse following a Rebecca Danger pattern.  The instructions are referred to on Ravelry.  (Some of you might have seen this happy mouse when I posted it to Facebook.)
Too fun not to include it for you all to see.  Some lucky baby!
Till Tuesday!


  1. Those colors are so pretty and your inspiration photos are great too - can't wait to see what you come up with!

  2. Have fun with the colors! It will be fun to see what you decide to create from them. The mouse is charming!


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