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Thread: ♥ What gives you inspiration for Quilting Patterns and Designs?

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    What gives you inspiration for quilting patterns and designs?

    1. surfing quilting board site in section of Pictures
    2. surfine online for quilting blogs
    3. floor tiles
    4. I was at pharmacy yesterday and was looking at some gift bags, lots of cool patterns on them
    5. on tv some of the graphics
    6. quilting books
    7. quilting magazines
    8. pictures from meet and greets
    9. show and tell at quilt guild meetings
    10. quilt shows
    11. greeting cards
    12. stationery
    13. online graphics

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    magazines are my favorite way. I get inspired by the latest craze. Next would be Guild meetings.

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    I do like to collect ideas from magazines!

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    Probably mostly from magazines, but the QB and books, too.

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    I love seeing what other's are doing, altho I haven't been too inspired this summer. We got a new pool so I've been outside every chance I get at the pool & I feel so unmotivated because of it. But you can only do so much. Maybe come this fall.....

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    How timely.

    Two weeks ago I was on travel to Norfolk, VA. The mother of a very dear friend had a house fire (bad one) the first night I was there - I found out because I had the local news on while getting ready for work. I haven't seen her (the mother) in 15 years.

    After work I stopped over - knew they were sifting through debris so I brought over Gatorade (it was a HOT day). Well, his mom wasn't there but the first comment made was "Mother would LOVE that blouse - those colors are her favorites".

    Long story even longer - on my way home from the airport the next day I stopped and bought fabrics that went with my blouse. I have whipped up a quilt that I'm sure she's going to like. It goes in the mail Monday!

    So, my blouse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    What gives you inspiration for quilting patterns and designs?

    1. surfing quilting board site in section of Pictures
    2. surfine online for quilting blogs
    3. floor tiles
    4. I was at pharmacy yesterday and was looking at some gift bags, lots of cool patterns on them
    5. on tv some of the graphics
    6. quilting books
    7. quilting magazines
    8. pictures from meet and greets
    9. show and tell at quilt guild meetings
    10. quilt shows
    11. greeting cards
    12. stationery
    13. online graphics
    ALL the above....at the KY State fair today...walking down a hallway with huge tiles on the wall I asked my wife..."see a new quilt pattern here?'....she just laughed

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    My latest quilt was inspired by a picture in an email from my dad. Not the pattern - just the colors. I saved the pic as my wallpaper on the computer so I would see it every time I got on. Then got together the fabrics to work with it, and drew a pattern to encompass them. Sure enough - what I drew and figured out has been done before - cats with snail trail tails - but I love it anyway.
    When I see colors that I just LOVE - I tempt myself to use them in a different way. The drafting of the pattern, the choice of fabrics, is what makes me tick! That's how I roll...

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    #l thru 13 :thumbup:

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    Magazines and especially seeing other peoples beautiful quilts spurrs me on and makes my day. :mrgreen:

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    Dappled sunlight on the forest floor, sunshine on the pond (my avatar quilt), morning fog in the woodlands, full moonlight on fresh snow...the world that surrounds me.

    Music and Poetry, which is really just another form of music in my opinion. Both bring sharp images to mind and feelings to heart. Quilt designs spring from either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim
    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    What gives you inspiration for quilting patterns and designs?

    1. surfing quilting board site in section of Pictures
    2. surfine online for quilting blogs
    3. floor tiles
    4. I was at pharmacy yesterday and was looking at some gift bags, lots of cool patterns on them
    5. on tv some of the graphics
    6. quilting books
    7. quilting magazines
    8. pictures from meet and greets
    9. show and tell at quilt guild meetings
    10. quilt shows
    11. greeting cards
    12. stationery
    13. online graphics
    ALL the above....at the KY State fair today...walking down a hallway with huge tiles on the wall I asked my wife..."see a new quilt pattern here?'....she just laughed
    I agree, all of the above.

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    everything on the list- right along with 'getting up in the morning'
    i see quilts in everything- sitting out on the deck at 5am-watching the sky lighten-
    seeing the sun peek over the tree tops-
    in the clouds-
    going down the road-seeing a field with cranes dancing
    stopping by the river-
    entering a building-
    i dream quilts- they consume my thoughts
    i would have to live a bazillion years to make all the quilts i envision ;)

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    Dreams (day and night)..lol..all of the above mentioned ones..clothing..colors..you name it..I think about it in terms of quilting !! :D

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    i don't have that much of an imagination. therefore, i rely on seeing ideas from others. however, once i see something i like, i usually make it my own in some way. i've never liked anything that is EXACTLY like someone else's.

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