Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Exuberant Horses - Color Inspiration

Our local zoo has a restored, vintage carrousel with beautifully painted horses.  I think the colors and color combinations are bright and exuberant, and that some would make beautiful quilts.
 
saddle on carousel horse at Columbus Zoo

saddle on carousel horse at Columbus Zoo

saddle on carousel horse at Columbus Zoo

saddle on carousel horse at Columbus Zoo

Sadly, I didn't take any photos showing whole horses.

This is another image from the zoo that made me think of a quilt, particularly an appliqued quilt.

And then there were the pale flamingos with their creamy eyes and coral feet.  (They weren't interested in posing for photos, hence the incomplete face/head in the photo.)
flamingo head, eyes, beak
flamingo foot

I often see color combinations for quilts but I sometimes find it difficult to find fabrics like the colors I see.

How about you?  What are the sources of your color inspiration?  Do you ever have trouble finding fabrics for the quilts you imagine?

 --Nancy.
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