Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Late Night Inspiration

I am a really bad sleeper - I always have been.  So lots of time I am sewing or watching TV during the wee hours of the morning.

Most of the time I am only listening to the TV but the other night I was streaming an old auction show that was selling off mid-century furniture.  So I was checking out all the lovely items going up for sale.  

I literally sat up in bed when I saw a rug in the corner of the screen...
That would make such a great scrap quilt!




Thanks goodness I was streaming so I was able to back up and get a better glimpse.  Here is the photo I captured.  I am sure it was quite comical watching me try to run my remote and camera for an image that was just shown for a second.

Isn't it the coolest?!



So today I got out my brown scraps and started cutting some 4.5" squares.
I might not make the same design as the rug but it is certainly going to inspire my quilt.

I will share more as I get further along.
It is nice to be finally excited over a new project!






23 comments:

Rose Marie said...

It is amazing where our inspiration comes from .... I look forward to seeing what you do.

sue s said...

This looks very cool. I look forward to your design.

Florida Farm Girl said...

When I was in France last year I bet I took 200 pictures just of items that I thought would make wonderful applique squares. The Chapel of St. Chappelle particularly had wonderful floor tiles. Everywhere we went I saw designs.

hetty said...

A creative mind sees inspiration everywhere. I look foreard to seeing your interpretation.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I, too, am a bad sleeper. Good catch on the rug...it would make a great quilt. Good luck.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Love when inspiration strikes out of the blue like that. I can just imagine you replaying and trying to capture that little second in time.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

That is a lovely rug and I look forward to seeing what it inspires you to create!

Anonymous said...

Cool!! If anyone can replicate that design, it's you!
Kathleen - kakingsbury at verizon dot net

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That was a great catch for quilty inspiration! When you get an idea, do you need to draw it out and do some math, or can you just figure it out as you sew? I'll enjoy seeing what you do with this!

Quilting Babcia said...

Inspiration is everywhere. How wonderful when our eyes can see it and take action! Looking forward to seeing this one progress.

Lilac Joan said...

There is a tile floor in a series from Britain named, "What Remains". Simple pattern but I loved it and made a couple of table toppers for Christmas gifts. Maybe I will make a whole quilt. Ideas are everywhere.

Cherie in St Louis said...

That is so cool! I love a quilt with a good back story 😊

Quilter Kathy said...

I love this story! We are always on the lookout for inspiration!
Can't wait to see what your auction rug quilt looks like!

Lesley Gilbert said...

What Rose said - took the words right out of my mouth :)

Pamela Arbour said...

That was some great inspiration! I'm looking forward to seeing it completed.

Louise said...

Inspiration can literally be under our noses (and feet)! This should be fun to watch develop :)

Vicki in MN said...

That is too funny!! But we do get our inspiration in all kinds of places. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Cathy said...

I usually read books in the middle of the night but maybe I should start watching TV instead! I can see why that inspired.

Jayne said...

I love when inspiration hits! I cannot wait to see what you do with the rug design. It'll make an amazing quilt!

Susie H said...

Fabulous inspiration! Looking forward to seeing your rendition!

Emily said...

Quilting inspiration is everywhere! This will make a great story--and a great quilt!

Mystic Quilter said...

Great quilt inspiration , I'll be interested to see the result!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Dreams and late night inspirations are the greatest innovators!

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