Monday, October 29, 2012

Modern quilt inspiration!

Where do you go for quilting inspiration?  For me, one of the most inspiring things is seeing what other people are doing with simple colours and designs.  On Flickr, there is a group called "For the Love of Solids" - all dedicated to quilting and sewing with solid coloured fabric.  They have a swap project where they enter a blind swap with other members.  All they get is a name and address, and an idea of their partner's colour and style preferences. They go out and choose the fabric and project that they will do (it's limited to "small" projects - wall hanging, placemats, sewing-machine cozies, etc..). The person they are sewing for does not get to know who is creating their "gift". At the end, everyone posts their creation and then sends it on to their recipient.

Little projects like this laptop bag make me swoon:

Laptop bag by Dashasel for Sarah at Fairy Face Designs on Flickr

But modern quilting isn't just about solid colours. This scrappy quilt will help you pare down your stash while producing something modern and lovely:
Rainbow plus scrap quilt by
For those of you who are more into "traditional" quilts, why not try a modern twist on a more traditional design?  Here's a lovely big quilt from a member of the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild:
Point Me quilt by Little Red Hen

 So where are you getting your inspiration from these days?

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