QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Baltimore Blues. It's not all blue.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Inspiration That's Not A Quilt

In thinking about simple shapes and quilts I've been saving pictures.

Of things like crocheted afghans from Israel sold on eBay.



Silk Scarves by Hermes and Pucci



And hooked rugs:

This one by an unknown maker

And this little one by Pam Mayfield

8 comments:

Irishgirlsews said...

We never know where inspiration will take us, those hooked rugs are Wonderful, love the orange and yellow one!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Wendy

Denniele said...

OOOOHHHH too many beautiful pieces...I think the odd shaped hooked rug has to be my favorite. Time is what I need.....more time!

Quilt Inspiration said...

Rugs are a wonderful source of quilt inspiration. Thanks so much for this great post !

Nifty Quilts said...

I want to make a quilt of every one! Thanks!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Fun! I love tile in entry ways of old churches and apartment and other buildings and older bathrooms..........Inspiration is everywhere!

Highland Monkey's said...

Those hooked rugs are gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Have to echo the tile-inspiration too! I send alot of time looking at flooring lol.

But never ever have realized hooked rugs are a great source of ideas too. Barbara, this is why you are the author, historian etc. YOU see these designs in everything. Thank you for sharing with us.

Smiles, Julie in TN

fabriquefantastique said...

I like the misshaped rug also. Its fun to look for pattern and shape everywhere.