A few weeks ago I asked where you find inspiration. It truly is everywhere when you become aware that everything around you could be a source of inspiration. There’s inspiration for the geometry of a quilt, as well as the color for that quilt. Sunrises and sunsets are two of my favorite things to photograph . . second only to weird horns on cows. This one was taken from an airplane window.
This is the view of a fall sunrise from my back porch.
This sunset picture was taken in February, 08. I love this picture!
After having several of these pictures printed and looking at them through the years, I decided it was time to come up with a quilt plan. The first thing I did was create a palette of the colors I might want to use.
After coming up with the design and playing with the colors, I went with more of a purple than mauve and more peach/orange than so much bright yellow and this is the quilt I’ll eventually make.
Below are a couple of designs that didn’t make the cut. I think there were 37 quilts in my sketchbook before I decided on the one above. Most of my quilts do start with straight, non-pieced borders.
This pieced border didn’t thrill me, nor did it add to this particular design, but it’s not a bad border for another quilt . . maybe.