I'm often asked what inspires my quilt patterns. That's a hard question to answer because most of the time it's a collection of ideas stored in my brain over time until I feel the need to put them all together into a quilt. With this quilt I had an idea that was growing but needed a little something more. Before continuing with my inspiration for this quilt let me say ....it's hard to believe I'm actually enjoying these colors. Orange, black, gray and purple rarely find their way into my quilts. So let me tell you how this happened. SHOPPING! Yes, a shopping trip inspired these colors. All I need to say is Hobby Lobby and you all will totally understand.
Normally I steer clear of Hobby Lobby, it's just too tempting to buy, buy, buy. Not just fabric...EVERYTHING! What a sensory overload...I want it all! Cute little this and cute little that,but the thing that really caught my eye was the black and white gingham mixed in with the fall decor. OMG! You all know I'm a sucker for gingham. Well I managed to get out of the store without buying a thing but went immediately to Joann Fabrics for some black gingham. While the inspiration was hot on my brain I went to my computer and started designing quilts. Now to find the fabric for these quilts since my stash is lacking blacks, greens and oranges. No purple...I still can't deal with purple. The orange polka dots below is my first purchase, it will be the backing for this quilt.
Luckily there's some scraps left over from my Autumn Memories (pictured below) quilt that will work nicely in this quilt design.
Hopefully I can have this one ready for a quilt top flimsy Friday post....this Friday. Hope to see you then!
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~ Lea Anne ~Pin It