New Quilt Idea

Friday, November 29, 2013 in QUILTING by 2 Dogs Studio

Sometimes an new quilt idea comes from a fabric collection or from design/layout that intrigues you. Sometimes, I am digging thru my ‘idea’ box and stumbled across some things that spark my imagination. My ‘IDEA’ box is filled with photocopies of quilts and other things that I have liked from magazines, books or on-line. The ‘IDEA’ box is a place I go for inspiration, color combinations, design/layout ideas, etc. My inspiration isn’t ONLY from other quilts – sometimes I see a design in fabric, pillow in a catalog. Every where you look you can find some ‘ideas’. Do you have an ‘idea’ box?

Have you noticed that there are quite a few flying geese quilts showing up in the blogs? I like the look but I didn’t want to make a quilt that looked like everyone else’s. How could I switch it up? I started thinking perhaps instead of flying geese I could use triangles. Then I thought … but I don’t want the entire quilt to be made of triangles. Maybe I could turn the flying triangles (cute name?) into squares or rectangles and then fill in with background fabric. Hmmmm

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As you can see the fabrics are gorgeous. Love them but, unfortunately, I only have two fat quarters of each of these fabrics. I had already purchased the background fabric to go with it ages ago so I was ready to go. I am struggling with a layout idea. It might be time to make a few sample blocks and see what it leads to.

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