With all the excitement of Kaffe and Brandon we put the homefront on hold. I have to say I spent the weekend in a color spin. Thinking, processing, sorting, planning, recording and generally moving from one thing to another like a butterfly in a garden of delight. Can't say I produced anything spectacular but I was consciously aware of how much influence and direction I had received listening to Kaffe and Brandon. There are some people that just ooze inspiration...just motivate creativity...just make the synaps snap! So, I start this week not having achieved much but a sense of process.
Having said that, the world around me was going full speed and in the last few days I have had the pleasure of receiving images of quilts from my new book ALREADY!!! It is very exciting to see this work coming in and knowing that someone, in fact a few people, opened the book and got busy straight away. One of them is Anne over in Wellington. She did this version of Fractured Heart using the pantone color of the year!
What do you think? I think she nailed it. There is a story behind this quilt, a short one but a story. I was sitting at basketball one Saturday waiting for the boys to play and was pondering the effect of young gals watching on the sidelines. I could almost feel their hearts pounding with young love. Thump...thump...thump in rhythm to the sounds of the feet and balls on the court. I had my sketch book and immediately drew this quilt. It was years ago but when the time came I pounded it out in no time.
My book is broken into chapters and this one is from the Stash chapter...one you can make with a few simple timps from what you have on hand. The other photo I received was this one of Vintage Spin.
Again, a great interpretation of the quilt in the book and made from Linda's stash. Quick work and tons of fun.
I also got this one of Sunburst. This is a block we are having a lot of fun with these days. Mine was rather dusky and reminiscent of days gone by but done in hot brights this quilt is a real eye catcher.
This pattern and the next one are from Making Quilts. These fabrics are reminders of the real inspiration for my quilt which was an antique quilt from somewhere in Russia. (I found this one on the internet )
Have you got a plan to make a quilt from Adding Layers? Have you made one already? Send me photos...I am hanging out over here waiting to see how you have made up the quilts in this book! gotta dash...k