Saturday, May 16, 2009

waiting....


...for inspiration to strike. any ideas?
oh, and the chocolate cake was fantastic!

61 comments:

Robin said...

oh, so beautiful! can't wait to see what you are inspired to make!

Whitney said...

I am in love with zig zag quilts and am working on one of my own.

Like this one:
http://persimmonandpink.com/?p=710

http://aquiltisnice.blogspot.com/2008/09/zig-zag-quilt-kit-tutorial.html

Also, a ton of good inspiration on flickr.

Heather said...

DS fabric? Hmmm... off to pull out and dust off her book. Whatever you choose it will be fabulous as usual. The left-over scraps will make super cute fabric front notecards too.

Tara said...

Have you checked out quilterscache.com? It's got a huge collection of blocks that have given me tons of ideas. I'm using 30s repro fabric and using different blocks for the entire thing. It will take longer, but I get to experiment and learns lots!

MichelleB said...

I'm waiting for some inspiration too. Hopefully you'll come up with something and inspire me. Or maybe I'll come up with something and inspire you! LOL Not likely.

Annika said...

How about doing a bento-box-quilt. Nice, lovely and going fast.

Annika said...

Forgot the link to an instruction of the block :)

http://webpages.charter.net/cmladronka/bminorblock.htm

angela said...

Mmmmm - I want a piece, Chocolate cake is my favorite!

I've thought about Amy Butler's Thea's Puzzle Quilt (free pattern) as a way to show off a fabric line.

Amy said...

I feel a picnic blanket. Maybe large simple squares set on the diagonal? Those colors make me want to lay outside under a tree and take off my shoes.

Meg said...

That might make a cute single girl ring quilt...you know that Denise Schmidt design. I'm not even close on the name am I?

Sara said...

I think this is a cute design, do you?
http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/02/candy-quilt-featuring-sweet.html

Ariel said...

Have you seen Denyse Schmidt's "single girl" quilt pattern?? It's so neat!!!

kangaroo said...

I'm seeing hexagons with those fabrics! And I'm glad the cake was good...so sorry if my question was rude yesterday, it just got me excited...reminiscent of my nesting days!

Emily said...

Have you seen Alicia Paulson's market bag pattern?

http://rosylittlethings.com/janemarketbagpattern.html

jess said...

How about a Prairie quilt? There's a quilting page I check out, quiltingboards.com (as a lurker, so far) and they've got some great ideas. Me, I've made a big and small coin quilt and I'm hand quilting them. :o) (I'm not a huge fan of piecing usually, but I love quilting!)

Cheryl Arkison said...

Oh girl, DS is nice, but you need to break free!
But if you really want, how about circles? (You knew I had to say it) Or half square triangles?

nicolette said...

That’s the other way around, you’re always the one with the inspiration!!

Well, if I had a stash of DS fabrics like that (I have some of them) I would consider to make some kind of mod sampler quilt. Modern happy blocks, all sorts of them. I love phinweels, but they are more traditional. Or a prisma quilt, a improv quilt, a happy hour quilt. Lots of ideas!

jacquie said...

i'm thinking dresden plate...a traditional pattern with modern, funky fabrics...would be really cool.

jacquie said...

ok...another idea just came to me...one i have on my list of quilts to make...what about wonky stars in different sizes...would be sooo great in those fabrics. a twinkle quilt. (that fabric inspires me so much...)

BUMBLE BEANS said...

I say, Eat more chocolate cake, that's bound to bring on some ideas....

woo hoo!

Peggie said...

I see a field of flowers (pink and orange) bordering the ocean (blues and greens)

LB3K said...

Ummm, how about you don't get any inspiration and you let me buy all of it from you for my quilt? ;0) Great idea, no?

rachel griffith said...

my vote is...
maverick stars.

i think these fabrics would make the cutest maverick stars quilt EVER.

on top of that...the blocks are WAY easy to piece and have an improv look to them.

Becca said...

Some kind of coin quilt? Those fabrics deserve showing off.

Clair said...

Make something unlike you have ever done before.

comfortstitching said...

I'm currently making a quilt using half hexagons which can be machine stitched together to create a super quick hexagon quilt.
You can see how it's going so far at
http://comfortstitching.typepad.co.uk/

Leslie said...

i would not know where to start for ideas...you are always the one i come to when i need inspiration

Britt said...

Could be very cute in a Boston Commons pattern. Not too many of them on flickr but here's one example: http://www.flickr.com/photos/byathread/3297530492/
Time for me to get back to making nine patches...can't wait to see what you come up with!

Starbound Studios said...

How about a Grandmother's Flower Garden! Not so quick...but I'm very much into those right now. :o) Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Katy
http://starbound-studios.blogspot.com

Collette said...

I'm going to be of absolutely no help because I've got not a single solitary suggestion but I love those dots! ;-)

Janice said...

What about a quilt about summer fruits? You've got pink (strawberries), orange (peaches or oranges), blue (blueberries), green (pears), not sure how big you would want them - but it sure would be cute!

stitchinpenny said...

Get some white for block cemters and do color family nine patches with the pink, orange, blue and green with white centers. Put white sashing in between blocks and white borders. Oh that quilt that is so easily found all over the web. I think the fabrics here lend themselves to that.

Contented Caroline said...

If you wait long enough the fabric will 'talk' to you, fabric has a funny way of doing that and then low and behold you will create something just perfect.

Julie said...

Pinwheels!!!! I am in love with them.
http://juliespp.blogspot.com/2009/03/pinwheel-quilt-completed.html

Janet said...

I made my quilt with those fabrics before the nice pinks were released and I did large pinwheel blocks, I love it but it's not quilted yet.

Andi said...

Don't tell me you don't have a fabulous idea or two hidden away in that brilliant patchwork brain of yours.
My suggestions would pale in comparison.
Looking forward to seeing what comes.
Andi :-)

One Flew Over said...

Hmmm...all frsh out of ideas but I'm sure if you keep staring at the fabric long enough something will jump out at you! Its a great selection x

Wendy said...

How about a Whirligig quilt? I made one all in pinks. That pile of yummy fabrics would be prefect.

Jessica Christensen said...

They would be great for the Mod Sampler quilt here http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/ -- the one that is my saltwater taffy quilt. Of course, they would be great in anything. = )

Christina said...

Not that i'm a big fan of the cutting at the moment, but this fabric would look fantastic in the Hip To Be Square pattern. ...or pinwheels...hourglasses...disappearing 9-patch... Really, how could you go wrong with this fabric??

CabbageQuilts said...

I have that same stack in my cupboard, also waiting for inspiration. I'm almost thinking rainbow stripes? Can't wait to see what you do with them xo

Rose said...

I found a cute strippy block tutorial here
http://rachel-griffith.blogspot.com/2009/05/block-o-strings-tutorial.html
which I think would be great if you have lots of colors... better for scraps though maybe ?!

Libby said...

How about giving Single Girl a try. and let us watch! Its intimidating and it would be nice to see you "go first"! No matter, with that fabric, you wont go wrong!

Thimbleanna said...

Hmmm. Watch this space. I have no suggestions, but I know whatever you make, it will be fantastic!

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

I just attended a "Mystery Quilt" class last night and it turned out we made a quilt from Turning Twenty Again. It uses 20 fat quaters and is so fun and fast and EASY! I finished most of the quilt between 4pm and midnight. I think your fabrics would be great in a quilt like that. Of course, all the cutting was done in advance of the class, but the cutting was fairly easy. Just a suggestion. I always love the quilts you make so I am sure whatever you do will be AWESOME!

Anna

Nanci said...

I loved the idea of the wonky star quilt or anything to use as a picnic quilt would be great with those fabrics. Whatever you do we'll all love it and be jealous.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Do you usually make apliquées (here in Brazil we call patch-apliquée)combined with your wonderful patchworks? I don't see them around here...aren't they commom where you live?

BTW, great fabrics!

Patricia (Rio de Janeiro)

java diva said...

I can picture a layered ruffle skirt for your girl with those!

elle said...

random question: the post where you made boxes for your entry way, how did you made those. I saw your smaller box tutoral, but i am interested to see how you made them with the quilting

You always have the best fabric. So yummy!!

Betty said...

Kaffee Fasset has interesting and different patterns. So does Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka's Treasures. I'm looking at a hexagon type quilt. Betty

Katherine said...

I'm not much help, I'm going to just wait and see what you come up with. What a lovely selection of fabrics!

zees5 said...

I think the brown and pink would make a great Granmother's Garden quilt.

I wanted to leave a comment to tell you that I just love your Swell Quilt and your Christmas charm quilt. I can't believe how prolific you are! I am really going to have to learn to quilt!

Frou said...

My immediate thought was Dresden plates to mix all those gorgeous colours together...
or a bullseye or a circle quilt like this
http://pages.sbcglobal.net/debionken/photos/circlequilt.jpg

Cheryl said...

Amanda Jean,
I have been thinking of you every time I look at my new issue of Quilts and more. There are at least three quilts in it I know you would enjoy doing and could pop out quickly. If you don't have the issue, email me and I can send the patterns to ya.

yogatofu said...

I am super excited because I bought the book "Weekend Sewing" and made my first project this weeked. I love the book! I made the wrap skirt and it's great. I was also going to make the Everything Bag, bought the 1/2 yard it requires but then when I laid the pattern piece on it for the body of the bag but the pattern piece is wider than 1/2 a yard so it won't fit. Anyone else have this problem? What did you do?

Dorrie said...

I love the pink! Thanks for the tutorial links. Quick projects are so satisfying. I'm making a 2nd coin quilt right now just for the very reason. Enjoy your week.

Philigry said...

oh, love this fabric and i can't wait to see what you make with it. you can't go wrong with a coin quilt! so glad you loved the cake!

Rebekah said...

can't wait to see what you make...that's definitely my favorite fabric line ever :)

jennicakes said...

I could see these in something like "Strawberry Fields" from Material Obsession: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3597/3340287230_530418059a.jpg

Kristine Hanson said...

wonky stars would be c.u.t.e.

Care said...

I've got the exact same stack of fabric in my sewing room, waiting for inspiration to strike. I just love it so much that I don't want to cut into it! (Now isn't that silly!!) I have designed 3 or 4 quilts to make out of it, and none has actually happened. It must be the PERFECT pattern!!

Can't wait to hear what you decide....

Just found your blog and I am digging it.....