Saturday, June 16, 2018

Inspiration Comes From...

Where do you get your inspiration from? 

Usually, I am inspired/motivated by what I see in my Instagram feed.  Sometimes, a group challenge/project/quiltalong catches my eye, and sometimes it is a particular fabric.  Other times, it is a specific person whose work I admire.  

So, imagine my surprise when I was inspired by a backsplash.  You know, that area of wall between counter top and bottom of upper cupboard.  I was watching the Nate & Jeremiah by Design show on a Saturday night when a teal colored backsplash was shown.  Now, honestly, I have seen many, many backsplashes in my lifetime (because I have been known to watch more than a few of those home shows).  For some reason, though, I immediately decided that the very simple pattern would make for a fantastic-looking quilt.  Plus, it would give me the opportunity to use up more of my scraps!  

Here is the first block I made...

See...easy peasy.  

So.  I set about making the quilt.  I made it the perfect size (54 x 66 inches), so I was able to quilt it myself on the Big Bad Boy (Janome 1600p bd).  It is now completely finished...even laundered!  And, guess what?  I am in love with it!  It wasn't supposed to happen...was just a project between projects.  Like I needed something to occupy myself with.  But, hey...the softness, the drape, the texture...any one of them, but all three?  How could I not love it???  It is never leaving my house.

What do you think?
Scrappy Backsplash 

Hope you're having a great weekend!!!

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  Jeremiah 29:11


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness that is absolutely beautiful!!!!
I showed it to Ashley and her eyes went 😳 but then
She said the one you made for her is better. Lol
Of course she’s biased! Love it!!! Joyce

Jan said...

Such a great, scrappy quilt, and I really like the quilting. Any tips on hw you did the quilting?

moosecraft said...

Gorgeous! The scrappy simple designs quilts are becoming a favorite of mine as well. Patterns are nice too...but, I like the fun of not knowing what it will look like until it is officially done! :-)

Jacque. said...

Jan...for the quilting, using my walking foot, I made several randomly spaced wavy lines down the length of sort of the middle of the quilt. Then, I veered off and made some curves and just free-styled it. Hope this helps. Jacque.