Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tissue box inspiration

 Is there such a thing as too much quilting?  For me, yes.  At least in the physical sense.....I needed a couple days away from the machine after quilting the 2 quilts I had pinned, and practicing those leaves.  Now there is just the binding to do on the quilts and I have the leaves firmly embedded in my brain.

I also finished up 2 more snack mats over the weekend....swirls and leaves motifs for quilting.
These are just so quick to do, and I love the batiks.





  Anyway,  what did I notice first thing this morning on  the tissue box.  Huh?  Just look at the graphic design on it...teardrops and curls.  That would make a neat quilting pattern.   And then I checked the box in the bedroom and found a great applique pattern.

He is the cutest owl of the 4 on the box.  I've got to make a master pattern of him to keep for a future project....like maybe  on a doll quilt.
    Insight:  Take a break when you need one.  Open your eyes to see new designs for inspiration.
  
  Happy stitching.

8 comments:

  1. Love the inspirations--that owl is great. I'm going to have to look for that one. Getting really bored with my scraps right now and so ready to move back into my stash! You're batiks are lovely--much more cheery than old and mostsly-cheap-fabric scraps! Ugh. Yep, I need a kleenex box! LOL

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  2. Debbie, Looks great and wonderful inspiration.
    Shelia

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  3. I just love your snack mats. There are so many times we miss something because we don't take the time to look. Thanks for noticing and sharing, also checked out your thread sketching, it is really cool!

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  4. Very cute patterns in unusual places! My tissue boxes usually have photographs of seals or penguins on them!

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  5. Inspiration everywhere... and I need to look for that owl tissue box!!!

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  6. I'm glad to hear you do that too. My husband came into the kitchen and found me staring at a paper towel, it had the most wonderful quilt design on it. I especially like the owl and can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  7. I just looked and I have the same kleenex box with design! Thanks for opening my eyes:) The owl is really cute.

    Laura T

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  8. Gorgeous batiks in the mats. Love those.
    Very observant of you to spot the designs on both boxes. Some lovely ideas. Good luck with your plans.

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