I am pretty much always inspired by the natural world (except for spiders and centipedes). There is so much colour inspiration for example, in nature.
While camping recently, we were serenaded all weekend by the little ovenbird, which one of my bird guides describes as having a voice much louder than you would expect from such a small bird. This little guy has beautiful, subtle colouring.
Check out the colour combination in the photo above. This would be an interesting pallete to replicate in a quilt.
Now this fellow’s finery is certainly more flamboyant than the ovenbird’s!
And now, back to quilts!
Here’s what I’m working on right now … just finishing the quilting and then all that’s left is the binding for this baby quilt. When it came time to think about how to quilt it, this time I didn’t allow myself to a) do the obvious quilt-in-the-ditch or b) over-think the design. I just basically went by instinct and started in the middle with the curved lines, and followed up with the diagonal parallel lines going outward from there. I’ll be sure to post a photo when it’s done.