This year we are concentrating on researching many different topics that might inspire our quilts in the future; last month we were researching Household Objects.
Many people lament that they don't live in an exotic location or don't go on exciting holidays like others do to get their inspiration. Sometimes the inspiration is right under our noses, around our house, in the next room. Inspiration can be found in furniture, plates, bowls, baskets, jewelry or vases. You could use a detail of an object, a cropped portion of an object or even the entire object set up as a still life.
I have made some small art quilts using Household Objects as inspiration in the past.
In 2013 I set up a chair and rested a guitar next to it, after I had taken a photo; I cropped it and then simplified it.
|Chair ©2013 Linda Steele|
|Clarice Cliff © 2013 Linda Steele|
|Afternoon Tea ©2011 Linda Steele|
So really we have no excuse and need to start looking at our surroundings to be inspired and know that the quilt we make will hold a special meaning to us.
I have many beautiful plates around my home that are sure to be a starting point for a quilt someday.
Bye for now,