The internet is such an amazing resource for finding not only quilting tutorials, but also inspiration. From Pinterest to Instagram to the multitude of blogs, the ideas are endless. Last week, I was accepted into the 2015 New Quilt Bloggers group being hosted by Quilting Jetgirl, Late Night Quilter, Meadow Mist Designs and Childlike Fascination.
Already I have already connected with an amazingly talented group of quilters from around the globe. The goal of the group is to improve the technical aspects of our blogs and increase our social connections; however. I look forward to learning from everyone and improving my quilting skills as well.
While many of the projects on my “To Do” list have been inspired by other quilters, there are also a few projects that have come from everyday inspiration.One of the interesting things about living in Costa Rica are the fences people have around their homes and the bars they have on their windows. I know this sounds like miniature prisons fill the city, yet riding around in the passenger seat all I see are potential quilt designs.
Sometimes I am fortunate enough to capture a (blurry) photo on my phone, sometimes I sketch out blocks while waiting in line at the immigration office or the bank.
To me, the country is filled with inspiration. Or maybe it’s just my one-track, quilting obsessed mind.
One of my other hobbies that also feeds itself into my quilt inspirations, photography. I am sure many of you are familiar with the website design-seeds as a source of color palette inspiration.
A few months back I discovered an app on the Sherwin-Williams website that allows you to upload your own personal photos and break out the composite colors. While design-seeds is a great site, I enjoy the personalization offered of the Let’s Chip It! app by Sherwin-Williams
It’s fun to upload your own photos and see the color breakdowns the app generates.
Being part of the 2015 New Quilt Bloggers has energized me to finish up my WIP’s and start making real progress on my “To Do” list, incorporating the everyday inspiration that surrounds me.
Start looking for the inspiration surrounding your life!
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