Sunday, September 11, 2011
Scrap Bee Finish and Inspiration
Then, in the spirit of using what I had, there were all of these petal shaped scraps from another quilt just sitting there. What to do? Well, add them, of course! There were strips in the quilt that could be seen as stems, so that's how I placed the tulips.
Then I saw an old string quilt that had a red and white polka dot border. I had about 4 yards of red and white polka dot, just waiting for the right quilt. I tried it as a border, and it didn't look great. But the idea for the border was planted. So I looked in my reds, and found this Hawaiian print. It screamed, "take me!" Of course, I had JUST enough for the border. And just enough of the dots for the back.
That's what inspires me, the old quilts and the magic of using what I have.