Thursday, August 06, 2015

Inspiration

This spring I visited my brother and sister-in-law in Denver.  Brother is retired Engineer, SIL Mary is a retired Art Teacher, and their home is always interesting, filled with unusual arty things, (including a beautiful canoe in their living room!).  As I looked around at all Mary's arty items, I noticed a stunningly beautiful cookie tin, and was thrilled to learn it was meant for ME, and filled with 500 Swedish cookies.  How did she know I'd love both the cookies and the tin itself?  I imagined a quilt made with the unusual colors, totally unlike anything I've made before.




Fast forward, delicious, paper-thin cookies are gone, and the lovely tin is on the top of my refrigerator, collecting some dust, but I DO admire it every day.  OK self, one of these days you'll get to that quilt.


In the meantime, spring came and went, summer came and is almost done for, so I started an easy  Linus quilt, using what I had in my stash, ala Quiltville.com.  I had no intention for it to turn out like it did!!! Apparently inspiration DID stay in my overcrowded brain.    Thank you Mary and Dave.  8-)
 


5 comments:

Paula, the quilter said...

Isn't it funny how your muse works sometimes?

Bonnie said...

You really channeled that cookie tin right into that quilt. I really like that color combination. Excellent job. Lovely tin. You need to find something to put in it and have it in your studio. Or, you can always make some cookies to refill it and take that to the studio!

Purple Pam said...

Cute quilt. Love the colors. Love the tin, too!

Elaine Adair said...

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Lynn said...

Great color combination - love what we quilters find for inspiration. The design on the top could be the start of a machine quilting motif too.