Aha! I just found another way to inspire creativity. If you can’t get to an art exhibit for real…go visit Ragged Cloth Cafe. I haven’t taken the time to get over there for awhile. Wow. I was just there and now I’m pumped and writing down notes and ideas. There are some wonderful new posts over there. I saw something on tv yesterday and was thinking about photographing it, but photos of the television screen do not normally come out well, so I have committed it to memory and would like to create it.
Oh yeah, another thing I did this morning is take a few pictures of some textures and items I found interesting. Here’s one for your viewing pleasure and inspiration. (pssst…The flowers are fake, but pretty nonetheless.)
Just to be sewing and in an attempt to jump start creativity this week, I decided to start on a new sample for a class I will teach at the shop. ( I did create on Wednesday, but it didn’t translate to cloth. It was a story for my little kids class at church.)
I purchased the fabric for this sample last Saturday. Now I will need to sell the class to recoup my costs. Anyway, I decided to work on what was in front of me to hopefully start the juices flowing. Here is the block and the fabrics I am using.
I bought 4 fabrics for the blocks, which will alternate and the sashing and border will be the yellow fabric. The blocks are woven. The collection of fabrics is called Serenity and is by Don Baker (?) it looks like (it’s hard to read). Clothworks makes it.
I liked making the block and writing down notes for the class….but I don’t feel the juices flowing yet. It was good to be sewing and experimenting again, though. I have read one suggestion to “just show up”. I guess I could try that. But today I think I will read an article in the new QA magazine by Jane Davila…called “it’s About Time”.
BTW I will be putting in some work time at the Paducah quilt show on April 21 and 22 (that’s Wed/Thurs). I will be working for Betty Blais at the Embellishment Village booth. Come by and see us!