Thursday, April 11, 2013

A photo journey

Inspiration... My Chalkware carnival toys....

Made fabric on Spoonflower 4 years ago,and never knew what to do with it.

Cleaned my studio, and hmmmm, ideas sparked... what if I....

Whip up a dresden out of fabrics I should just fold and put away!  How about that polka dot! Reminds me of a clowns outfit... prairie points? Even better! BIG TOP!

Hmmm, more fabrics that might work... Bunting, Need bunting! Flying geese,  makes me think about the HBO show, Carniv├ále circling charlatan's, carnies and pop up religious charlatan preachers....
Since my carnival toys/fabrics include dolls and the Mother Mary, it makes for a nice fit!






 Needs more circling...  Crows, improv crows...

 ...a bit to straight on the crows but I will come back to those....

Time for some crosses... with fabrics made from mother mary's hands and heart! Saviours and protectors!

 ...Must have more crows... to complete the circle...

 ...Knock out more improv crows... set the corners ...

"When Crows Fly" 62" X 76"

Done.
Fabrics that I had made 4 years ago, came to life when I was cleaning my studio. One random thought, lead to another, and another,  and then, Magic aha moments....

It was a good studio cleaning day!

In a creative rut?
Clean your work space!

37 comments:

  1. LOL. I would be havin 487 quilts if I cleaned up my studio!!!

    Love this piece.

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  2. Fabulous - one of my favourites!

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  3. Those moments are definitely magic! Love what you came up with, esp. the dresden. So sentimental too.:)

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  4. I'm lovin' it! Totally perfect idea for those fabrics. Thanks,again for the inspiration.

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  5. Thanks for sharing all the inspiration AND the quilt that resulted from it.

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  6. wild!!!!!!!!!

    I just sewed mistakes yesterday.. and blogged them.... LOL!

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  7. Great idea--I like that little piece--especially those crows!! Julierose

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  8. Currently you need a pogo stick to get around my sewing space. This post gives me hope. :o)

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  9. wow, i love your crows Victoria. Ive not seen that block before...i need to use more black in my quilting!

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  10. Gosh how much I appreciate you sharing your process!

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  11. Love this...especially the crows! Thank you for sharing your process. It's so fascinating to see how you get your ideas and where one thing leads to another!

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  12. Wait, wait, wait! You did all that in one day!?! Impressive! and so fun!

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  13. love the ricrac dresden...spawning an idea in my head, stay tuned!

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  14. Absolutely fabulous. Love how your mind works!

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  15. Vesuvius... Yes,i couldn't stop! once I started making all the CONNECTIONS on the ideas, it just came right out of my fingers!

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  16. Chris, those were homemade prairie points... cut press, fold, press again and fold...
    Ric rac would have been easier! LOL!

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  17. Wow, so very inspiring, love the Prairie Points around the Dresden!

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  18. and just like that - a quilt is born! I love it! and the crows! thanks for sharing the process; it's great to learn how a brilliant creative mind works.

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  19. The way you used the spoonflower fabric to make the geese blocks is great! The crow blocks are very cool too! How big is this piece? Baby quilt size or maybe lap? Sounds like you have a lot of fun making this!

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  20. Love this, great colors. Thanks for showing your steps. I have not made prairie points for a long time, must use them.

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  21. OMG, the improv crows...LOVE!

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  22. How fantastic!!! Wish cleaning spawned the same creativity in me:)

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  23. Terrific! Love the Dresden with the rick rack edge and the colors and the crows!

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  24. I love watching your creative play thought process. And the mix of traditional and modern fabric on this piece is spot on.

    P.S. love the crows!!!!!

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  25. This piece really speaks to me. I'm wondering what the size is? LOVE, love those crows so I'm off to the sewing room to see if any crows are living in there.

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  26. Fabulous! Must get myself a Dresden ruler...hmmm

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  27. I love seeing how your mind works!! Thanks for the insight and that's one great quilt!

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  28. I love when this happens! Hey, I'm cleaning, I'm cleaning already!! :)

    I just had this to say also about the DEL in the last post...The close-ups make ALL the difference! It's wonderful to see the quilting and all the detail you put into that quilt. From the pic of the whole quilt, I couldn't even tell you used the Jay McCarroll fabrics in that...And here I was wondering when you were going to use them in something! lol I'd love to see MORE close-ups of that quilt please!

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  29. Wow!!! I love it! So fun to see & read about your inspiration/design process, how things just clicked and kept flowing. Love that! And I adore that you pieced the triangles in the flying geese out of scraps (some of them it seems). Just...wow!

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  31. Wow, and I'm still avioding doing my taxes!

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  32. LuvLuvLuv this especially the crows and enjoyed reading about your process.

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  33. LOVELY!!!! Thanks for the glimpse into a really talented creative process! Love how you rounded the corners.

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  34. It's so intriguing watching a creative genius' mind at work! Kudos!

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  35. Love, love, love those crows! I may have try those myself. Very bold and graphic.

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