The flow of inspiration in a creative project interests me as much as the finished product.
But the next time I got out the fabric, this little piece just screamed to be fussy cut...
...and I found myself tired of the red/brown/gold color scheme.
I remembered all the unique color combinations I saw at the retreat (like the red, cheddar and PINK in Karen's quilt or the light blue HST's in Victoria's WIP).
I thought of the combination of old and new colors in these quilts from the Empire Quilters April meeting with Roberta Horton and Mary Mushuta. (Dusty paisley with a light lime green anyone? Why not add some deep indigo and Kaffe reds?)
(Photo courtesy of Helen.)
So, I dug out my scraps to see what possible new directions I might be able to go.
Maybe some black and white striped fabric (which I bet were scraps from Karen!)? Sure! Love it.
How about fuschia and turquoise too? Why not?
Don't know where she'll go next...but I love the way a little inspiration from somewhere else can send something I'm working on in a whole new direction.
Any surprise inspirations in your creative process lately?