Where do you go for inspiration? Where do you look? I went to the Mission. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa to be exact. Look at the flowers painted on the walls. Do they inspire you?
I looked at their shapes for applique. I try to find different flowers and shapes in the art I see. Sometimes I feel the need to let it be the beginning of a creative path. These were different and pretty, I just wasn’t ready start a project from these. I think I will keep on looking.
I do enjoy visiting the Missions. They are usually very peaceful and beautiful.Here is a look out over the city from the top steps at the Mission. It was an overcast day, but I didn’t mind it’s a bit different from the sunny desert I normally inhabit, besides I had the car washed yesterday, of course it was gonna rain!The shape of this fountain intrigued me (but not the green water, glad I wasn’t on the hunt for refreshment).
So, what did I accomplish today? Well, I pieced together 7 blocks for my next Photos to Fabrics class (I had one done already). Then I assembled them into an interesting table topper. Here it is on the floor…
and look, here it is as a Table Topper!! It still needs a border and some quilting, but I am having a good time with asymmetrical blocks. There are so many layout possibilities.
I went out wandering this afternoon. Here is a pic of the beach about 3 this afternoon. I love the clouds, I think Autumn is actually here (not sure we have been able to claim that in the California desert).
What else did I see? Some fish, not real ones, but mosaic fish in a bench at Pismo beach. Maybe a little inspiration here…
I was still walking around town when I came upon a mosaic table, more inspiration. I had to flip this picture so you could see there were dolphins here, but then the table looks like it is hanging from the sky (not true). It is just a table not represented well due to my unprofessional photography techniques (trying to work on those).
I was pretty sure the local quilt store was closed today (and it was). That’s all right, I think I will walk on over to it in the morning and have a visit. I peeked in today, and they still have fabric (yippy)! There was also a board out from with some quilt related events posted on it.
Here is one that caught my eye. First off because it is in Lake Havasu (a destination I visited for the first and second time this past summer). Second, because of that name I put an arrow next to. Stephanie Prescott is the owner of A Quilters Dream. She is also designing batik fabrics. Her name has crossed my path a few times recently. I know Stephanie from years ago when Nick was in and out of the hospital. At that time she had a store in Pasadena and that wasn’t too far from City of Hope when I needed a break. Stephanie was always kind and had a wonderful smile for me when I needed it most. I am so happy to see she is still active in the quilt world! I hope our paths cross again.
Now for tomorrow, I plan to visit at least two quilt store and report back. Til then…
Blog at you later,