Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Searching







I went in search of a quilt display at the local Visitor Information Centre but was more impressed by the water lilies on the pond. Yes, there were some quilts, four large and three small but nothing as delightful as the lilies. Maybe the internet has spoilt me for quilting inspiration.




So I returned home to the fabrics I had already selected from my stash, washed and ironed a couple of days ago.




My Sunlit Treasure quilt is finished and lays beautifully on our bed ready for the cooler nights ahead. One day when the grass is dry outside I will photograph it and share a little more. For now I am enjoying making my own way with these fabrics, unsure of what the finished product will look like or indeed how large it will be, just time to play and be a little creative. 

PS The gorgeous blue bird fabric and the one with the little blue triangles are organic fabrics from Gennine Zlatkis's Alegria range. Gennine has a wonderfully inspiring blog.


Sharing at WIP Wednesday.


37 comments:

Joyful said...

I adore the fabric with the birds and yellow flowers. Just beautiful ;-)

Fun60 said...

I am sure the quality and design of your own quilts far exceed any you might see in an exhibition. I agree those water lilies are a joy to see.

Rosemary said...

The image of the water lily is exquisite - a joy to see.

Giga said...

Lilia ma cudowne zdjecie. Twój pomysł na narzutę bedzie tylko Twoim i nie powtarzalnym. Nie musisz szukać pomysłów u innych. Materiały masz sliczne. Pozdrawiam.
Lily is a wonderful photo. Your idea of ​​the quilt will be just you and your not repeated. You do not have to look for ideas in others. The materials have very pretty. Yours.

Patchwork and Play said...

What beautiful fabric! And I bet you are enjoying snuggling under your wonderful Sunlit Treasure quilt!

s.c said...

Maybe a design with waterlilies then.

Kukkaiselämää - My flowering life said...

Such beautiful water lilies. I like the fabric with birds. Happy Wednesday, Karen!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

It's hard to resist a water lily - they are just so pretty. I can't wait to see your sunlit treasure quilt, and also your design for those pretty, colorful fabrics.

Lauri said...

I think the lilies are the inspiration. I would translate your first image into a quilt.

Dee said...

What cheery, happy fabrics! The bird is amazing! Thanks for sharing where you found it. I looked back at you Sunlit Treasure quilt and it is so beautiful!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Karen that water lily is so so beautiful. Happy Wednesday to you :)

Amanda K said...

That is beautiful bird fabric.
Amandak@whatthebobbin

Pat said...

That first photo just made me smile. Thanks! I needed that on this rainy morning!

Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful water lilies and I love your quilt! Hope your week is going well!

Gillian Olson said...

Great picture of the water lily, happy quilting.

pattisjarrett said...

The water lily is stunning! Great shot you got of it. I LOVE that blue bird fabric!

Rosemary said...

My breath stopped at your photo of the water lily. There is something pure and magical about it.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The water lily is gorgeous! The bits of sparkling bokeh are such a treat.

Elise Lea said...

Love your new fabrics, the colors are stunning and the patterns are so cheery they will make something beautiful for sure.

Elise Lea

PS. I cannot wait to see your finished Sunlit Treasure Quilt!!

joy said...

Loved all. Beautiful:)

Deanna said...

Oh such beautiful colors in the quilt fabrics...and I agree the water lilies are stunning!!

Sarah Jane said...

Beautiful picture of the lily!
Have fun with your quilt - I love the fabric choice! xx

thefisherlady said...

your waterlily and bird quilt are inspiring for beauty!

Seeing Each Day said...

Your first photo is so delightful - for me those tiny glistening spots at the back just complete it.

Nayana Donga said...

water lily pic is beautiful and wow..you are making another quilt..you have so much p;atience. I really loved your last one, would love to see the pic of the finished result and I really love that blue bird print..so beautiful...

amanda said...

LOVE that fabric with the blue birds.
And I love water lilies, too.
We mostly get small yellow water lilies on our ponds, but most of our thousands of local lakes have these beautiful white ones.
Your photo is beautiful!

Renee said...

It is coming together beautifully, those fabrics are lovely together!

flowersandhome said...

Beautiful waterlilies and beautiful fabrics! I'm sure you'll make them into something exquisite again. I think I'd be too hesitant to start cutting into such beautiful fabric ;-) or maybe if I'd display them like you do and look,at them again and again and find inspiration, like you're searching for as well....
Hope the inspiration comes.... Longing to see what you'll be making this time.
Bye,
Marian

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Such a pretty fabric...I enjoyed the gorgeous water lilly

linda bowton said...

what beautiful fabrics!! a joy for the eye! the water lilies radiate a peacefulness of beauty.
^)^ linda

Wenche said...

We call this vannlilje (waterlilj) in Norwegian, and this wass a beautiful taken photo:0)

einfachtilda said...

Wundervolle Fotos, besonders die Serose.

LG Mathilda ♥

Linda said...

What pretty fabric! Of course, I'm partial to birds; I love watching them.

Ruth said...

I love that waterlily...so pure and perfect, and your quilt, well done for finishing it, it's beautiful...I look forward to seeing more :)

Catherine said...

Those fabrics are so beautiful. I do agree the internet is a wonderful place for inspiration and there is some very talented ladies out there. Enjoy your creating:)

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

love the pretty fabric! and i love that gorgeous first photo. can not wait until it is warm enough to get our water lilies into our pond! :)

Liz said...

Beautiful!!

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