Modern Quilts, Home Decor, and Handcrafted Clothing

Inspiration Stacks

Fabric Inspiration Stack

This year, I decided I need to make more of an effort to step outside the use of complete fabric collections in my projects. It’s so easy for me to just make something with a set of fabric from a certain designer’s line. The fabrics generally look so great together, it’s easy to envision the finished product and fall in love.

Fabric Inspiration Stack

But when I see a quilt on Flickr or someone’s blog that I love, nine times out of ten, it is something made from fabric they hand selected from their stash. So, over the last couple weeks, I’ve been creating fabric piles.

Fabric Inspiration Stack

Some of these might become quilts, some might not become anything. If only I had 48 hours in a day. But I had a lot of fun pulling fabrics…weighing options…and getting creative.

Fabric Inspiration Stack

I hope to post more stacks as the year goes on, to inspire not only myself but hopefully you as well.

February 3, 2012   50 Comments

Planning a Quilt

Planning a Quilt

I spent a bit of time this morning pulling fabrics for a new quilt. I think fabric selection might be my favorite part of sewing. Excuse my camera phone photo – it’s all I had handy and my sewing room is all the way up on the third floor of the house. LOTS of stairs!

I plan on sharing this pattern {free!} when I’m done. :)

March 29, 2011   12 Comments