Surrounded by Inspiration!

Today Hubby and I spent a bit of time picking out some porcelain tile that is to be installed at our front door and mudroom.  No matter where I go, I seem to always see quilts designs….I have always loved clamshell quilts and one day I will make one!

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How impressed would your quilting friends be if they came over and saw this  floor in your sewing room?  (Answer:  Very Impressed!)

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If this were my backsplash, I would be reminded of how much I love hexies while I am doing the dishes!

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And, finally, isn’t this the perfect pattern for an appliqued quilt?  Inspiration is everywhere!!

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Last week, I started the final (!) border of Sue Garman’s “Friends of Baltimore”.  I would love to have this border finished by the end of the year.  We will see….First I picked out the fabric for the vase.  I like to start with the vase because it just feels like such an accomplishment once it is completed! This is one of my favorite fabrics. Do you recognize it?

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I used it for a vase in my Civil War Bride Quilt.  Notice the pattern is running up and down.

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I used the same fabric for the vase in my “Bouquets For A New Day”.  In this vase the pattern is running sideways.

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And here is the fabric for the third time!

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Now on to the fun part.  All those curved pieces at the bottom of the vase need to line up properly.  I did the same thing I did in my last post about lining up the pieces of the pine cones.  First, I removed the freezer paper template from the prepped pieces. Next, I placed the template shiny side up on top of the prepped piece. Then I used a sharp white marking pencil and drew the seam allowance on the pieces. Can you see the white line?  This just makes it so much easier to place the pieces in the correct spot.

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It’s such a nice feeling when things line up properly!

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Next, I added the top of the vase and the curvy section on top of it.  Then I started to add the stems, leaves and flowers!

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Til next time…
Kerry

 

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9 thoughts on “Surrounded by Inspiration!

  1. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly you work. Your little tutorials are also very helpful and informative! I love your fabric choices and that vase fabric is really spectacular (it is so dimensional).

  2. Kerry, what a great fabric and you’ve done some very cool things with it. I’m going to start looking at fabrics that I can use in several different ways.
    Your work is, as usual, exemplary.

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