Monday, August 1, 2016

Carrot Inspiration

One of the joys of summer is going to the local farmer's market.  My sons are always impressed with colored carrots.   We tried growing them once, but it didn't work out very well, so we buy them when they're in season.  It's so fun to look at the different colors and then cut them up and put them in a salad and get tons of gorgeous color!  These carrots would make a fantastic pallet for a quilt. I think I'm currently stuck in a warm colors rut.  But I love them!

On a strange side not the purple carrots are purple all the way through, but the red carrot is orange in the middle.  A strange, but true fact.

I've also been inspired by tissue boxes lately.  They are always a great source on inspiration.  This box would make a wonderful quilting pattern.  Lots of swirls and leaves are always pretty.

I like the flower below.  It has 7 petals, so 7-fold symmetry.  I think it's unique because of that.  I also really like the ring of dots around it, but that is a lot of dots to applique!  The straight lines the background are also a nice addition to the pattern.

I hope you get inspired and get to quilt today!


  1. I have those tissue boxes and yes, thought the same thing.

  2. It's so true that color and design inspiration are everywhere!