Inspiration 101

I love my iPhone. I can snap quick pix of anything that catches my attention… mostly, inspirations for quilts. Yes, I’m quilt crazy, and everyone is getting used to me snapping pix of sewer covers downtown in Toronto đŸ™‚ These are couple of pictures that I found inspiring

1. brickwork on the ground near an apartment building on Byng Ave | 2. a First Nations inspired coaster in an airport gift shop in Vancouver | 3. Sewer cover on Yonge Street | 4. Curved wood ceiling in Union Station

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I barely have time to quilt, much less blog… if only I could blog on the subway… hint, hint, TTC, we need internet access on the subway!

So, Project July 2011: I’ve completed the quilt for Anna, just in time for her birth….

Project Sept 2011: Can I make a messenger bag? Using some of the left over quilt blocks from my Bright and Bubbli quilt, and some timeless treasure tonga strips (hard candy) – great batik prints! – I fashioned a simplistic messenger bag below:

I barely got 2 pictures of it, since, as soon as it was done, it was in the hands of one of the kids (Mel, you can see her sneaker on the left), on her way to a sleepover, and in need of a new fashion item to sport đŸ™‚ I would have never thought teenagers were still into bright fabrics, but she loved it….

Project Sept 2011: yep, another messenger bag. This one was for a mac book air 2010, and made its way all the way to Europe as a gift for a dear friend, My partner’s mom. Our new artist in residence Mel picked the fabric from my stash and declared it perfect for her grandmother. Mel has just started a new highschool with a high focus on the Arts. Since she is a fantastic artist and singer, I think it’s the perfect place for her…. and now, she’s my new youth-arts advisor… how else am I going to stay in touch with what’s in?