I am that girl that stops and takes pictures everywhere. You never know what inspiration is going to turn into a project. I'm finding that documenting my inspirations and creating new projects for this blog is really pushing my creativity in a good way. I find myself designing and being creative more than I have been for awhile and it's lifting my spirits. I'm pushing myself more and noticing more around me. Though sometimes my students wonder why I'm staring at their shirts...
I spend a lot of time working on show quilts and it's nice to be able to do something smaller in size. This also allows me to do more projects, though I seem to be getting a backlog of things to quilt. I'll have to catch up!
I took this picture in the bathroom at CRAVE at the Galleria in Edina, Minnesota. I love the symmetry. If I had to pick a quilting "aesthetic" to describe myself like they do on Project Runway (totally addicted), it would be symmetrical design. There's just sometime about symmetry that I am immediately attracted to. I especially like it when it's more complex. This design has 12-fold symmetry and I think it's fantastic. It would be a challenge to create because assuring you get it symmetrical is important and requires a lot of careful marking. I think the overall results are worth it in the end though.