Let the Hexie Making Begin

I have been seeing many more quilts made with hexies than ever before. I had always thought of hexies as grandmotherly as they are, of course, very traditional. The hexies I am seeing now however are made from bright solids or modern prints that are fussy cut to highlight the fabric.  An instragram quilter who…

Design Inspiration

I was in Chicago for work and had a meeting at The James Hotel. There is a lot of great art throughout the property, but this piece definitely caught my eye in terms of quilty inspiration. Called “Cascade Scales” it is made primarily of plywood that is dyed and sealed and then attached with cord.…

More Inspiration From Fashion Magazines

A few months ago I posted some design inspiration from Marie Claire magazine about a different quilting – the legendary quilting of Chanel. This time the inspiration comes from Vogue.  These tapestries are absolutely stunning. Here is the detail on them.  I will stick to piecing and quilting but these are beautiful in their own…

Longarm Inspiration

  I have mentioned how I am very committed to finding 15 minutes per day to focus on channeling my inner creative self. Sometimes that is reading, or sketching, or designing, or shopping for fabric. And now, sometimes that is tapping into the adult coloring craze.    I have no illusions that my coloring is especially…