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Thread: FMQ, seeing inspiration everywhere

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    FMQ, seeing inspiration everywhere

    We went to dinner on Monday, to a Celtic pub. I may have embarrassed DH a little by taking a photo of the menu. No, I wasn't going to post it on UrbanSpoon, or whatever. The Celtic Knot looked like something I might be able to FMQ....

    Then there were the 2 pictures I took at the veterinarian...

    I am a little ashamed to say, I never saw any of this before I read one of Karen McTavish's books. She said you should be able to find it everywhere. She's right.

    Where are other people finding non-traditional inspiration?
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    i've been looking at floors for over 40 yrs now.

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    Yes, I see ideas in floors too!
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    Floors for sure. I have lots of pictures.
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    Know what you mean...my granddaughters year book cover, a travel bag fabric, design on the lampshade, etc!!
    May the scrap fairy visit your sewing room often

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    I keep a little sketch book in my purse for capturing patterns. The very popular Labyrinth Walk pattern is from a floor mosaic. Ami Simms devoted a whole book to Roman mosaics in 1991. Classic Quilts: Patchwork Designs from Ancient Rome.
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    I just step outside into my church of nature and look around. If I see something of interest I take a photo with my camera phone. May be some one or some thing.

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    One time we were out of town with our son at a soccer tournament. I 'had' to run back in..supposedly to get something I forgot. What did I forget? To take a picture of the wall of the elevator! GREAT freemotion idea! lolol
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    I just got back from NYC and have 187 pics on my iphone! Mostly of ideas for quilting I got from architecture. Inspiration is everywhere!

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    I was in Italy a couple of years ago....went into instant sensory overload the minute we stepped off the plane and into the airport, and it was downhill from there! I have never been so overwhelmed with design choices - everywhere - as I was, there! And we won't even go into what the Sistine Chapel did to me....
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