I’m constantly taking metal snapshots of everything around me and auditioning them out for quilt patterns. My family thinks I’m a little cuckoo because I tell them I see quilts everywhere I go. My parents, when they were visiting a few months ago, especially got a kick out of it and started to do it for me. We’d see a billboard with a cool graphic logo and Mom would say, “Oooh, that would make a nice quilt.” Or my dad would chime in”Latifah, what about that one” pointing to an architectural detail in a building. They thought they were being funny! Hmph!
But, I REALLY DO see quilts all round me. I kinda see the world through “Quilt Colored Glasses”. OK, that was kinda cheesy. Anyhow, this is an introduction to a new category of posts called “Quilt Inspiration” where I will periodically take a photographic journal of things in my world that inspire me in my quilt design.
The first installment is of this past weekend trip to Las Vegas. You know, when you don’t gamble and don’t drink, you take in Vegas looking for quilt inspirations! (I know I’m officially a quilt geek now!) My favorite inspiration was of a building that I saw as we were just driving into town headed to our hotel. I really don’t know what building this is but, I so think it would make an awesome quilt! What do you think?
And, don’t you just love the contrast with all the buildings around it:
Oh, and if you didn’t know, apparently, it is not a common sight to knit in the casino. A pit boss told me that was his first time in all his years working at the casino seeing anyone knit. And then the dealers started looking and pointing. Now you know that they see all kinds of weird stuff in Vegas but, I guess I was the weird one that day! But, I was so thankful that my dear friend Lori taught me the basics the weekend before! I could spend time with the family and enjoy myself all at the same time! Yippee.
On another note, The Modern Quilt Guild is up to something wonderful! It’s called Project Modern and it launches in just a few weeks. It’s a yearlong series of modern quilting challenges with awesome judges and wonderful prizes.
And, just for submitting an entry you get entered into a drawing to win one of these babies:
How awesome is that! A Janome Horizon 7700QCP! Stay posted for more details. Be sure to check The Modern Quilt Guild site as the launch date approaches at the beginning of September.