Today I bring you creative inspiration from all directions. A while back, Jennifer, my sister-in-law and constant source of creative inspiration, sent me a link to little scraps of paper, a website full of short documentary films of artisans in their studio, working and talking about how they work. Short little jolts of inspiration in video form, any time you need it.
Everyone should have a video of themselves in their creative workspace, talking about what they do.
And I give you permission to fall down the rabbit hole today. Enjoy!
I've been wanting to play with my Friendship Bracelet quilt pattern again. Someone once asked if this pattern could be done with pre-cut jelly rolls, and after the Jelly Roll Race quilt and the Echo Star, I decided to actually try it. I thought it should work, but wanted to sew one up to be sure. Plus, this quilt is so quick to sew up, I knew it would be a relatively fast project.
Congratulations to Tara, the winner of Regina's ecourse, who commented,
I am a completely self-taught artist and have thus far been terrified of figural work! I'd love the chance to take this class!
For anyone else who is still interested in this course, Regina has generously offered a special discount for wise craft readers, $20 off be entering WISECRAFT at checkout. Thank you Regina! I can't wait to start your class!
Thank you all so much for all the kind words on the Echo Star quilt! The quilt pattern for it is currently in work and will be available very soon, I will keep you posted. And I can't wait to see the Echo Stars you guys make!
I already mentioned wanting to try out a new way to baste my quilt layers together. After some research, I have basted 2 quilts using this "new" method and I decided to write up a tutorial for it, in case anyone else would like to try it out.
Sometimes making a quilt from my head is all about exploration of what looks right together, or what type of patterning might seem harmonious, really just playing with the possibilities, hoping I will like the outcome. (That was definitely the case with Sunshine Medallion.) But there are times when my mind's eye has a crystal clear vision from the very beginning of what I want the end result to be. That was the case with this quilt, Echo Star.
Oh...this quilt.... I love it so much. What began as a painting, then became a pillow, and now this large version. It has been so incredibly nice to just hunker down and work feverishly sewing this up during the drear and drip of winter. Somehow it feels so cheerful to me.