Saturday, May 8, 2010

Inspiration Strikes

Inspiration recently struck in an odd place - DSW. I saw this pair of shoes, and the color combination knocked me out. I went home and started looking for fabric in gray and plum.

A couple of weeks later a more traditional source of inspiration reinforced my need to make a purple and gray quilt right away!
The particular pinky purple of redbud blossoms is actually really hard to find! Here are the fabrics I've collected. A couple of rejected "too pink" fabrics are in my swap set on flickr, if you need pink and want to trade. :)

9 comments:

CitricSugar said...

Your story is too cute! Inspiration strikes where it may... Great photograph of the tree! Lovely selection of fabrics, too.

Suzanne said...

Ooh I love seeing the inspiration and the collection of fabrics together! The colours are beautiful!

Kelly O. said...

oooh this is a good colour story!

Trisha said...

Beautiful color combo. How smart of you to find it in that way. I keep thinking I should take some of my favorite hand dyed yarns and make a quilt using those colors.

Katie B. said...

I love it! That color combo is gorgeous.

Alecia said...

I've been thinking about yellow and gray together . . . but I am in love with the plum and gray. i'm feeling inspired right now . . .

Vicki said...

this magenta/fuschia color is awesome. I have the maple/dot fabric too, love it!

jaybird said...

beautiful photo... and fantastic fabric selection!

NancyinSTL said...

I love your color combo and admire how you listened to the inspiration around you. All too often, inspiration is surrounding us, but we just don't listen. Thanks for the reminder to me to listen.