Ideas

So…yesterday, I was supposed to create a post about something that starts with the letter i.  Obviously, that didn’t happen.  I just didn’t have any…IDEAS!

Hey, that’s an “i” word!

Inspiration!  That’s another one!

A few days ago, I wrote that it all begins with fabric.  Well, that’s only partially true.  It really all begins with an idea, an inspiration from some source.  Sometimes fabric is that source.  Sometimes it’s a picture that inspires a creation.  Or a “what if” kind of idea that gets my creative juices flowing.  In a previous post, I talked about using traditional quilt square patterns to ‘square up’ some t-shirts for a quilt.

Ideas and inspiration can be found just about anywhere.  Be on the lookout!  I leave you with this quote from Winnie-the-Pooh, and a little bit of context:

In the book The House at Pooh corner, Owl’s house has been destroyed in a storm.  Rabbit is organizing a search for a new house for Owl, and Piglet thinks Pooh should write a song about Owl’s old house.  Some time passes and still Pooh hasn’t written a song…

“Because Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you.  And all you can do is to go where they can find you.”

And sometimes the same holds true for creations of fabric.