A few weeks ago my husband was sitting at the kitchen table reading The New York Times. I walked into the kitchen from the other end and, though further away than this photo, this is what I saw.
The red strips that caught my eye. My first thought was that one of the galleries in NYC had a quilt exhibit and was either advertising it or The Times was doing an article about a quilt exhibit.
I asked my husband, "Oh, is that a quilt?"
"Where?" he asked.
"On the page there in front of you, the photo with red stripes."
"No, it's an article...." I immediately lost interest when I knew it wasn't a quilt.
Still, the image stuck with me. In my memory, the red stripes and the darker stripes were equally wide. In my mind I began to create a quilt with fabric scraps sewn into long strips alternating with red strips. Maybe I will create a very scrappy strip quilt one of these days.
I don't know about you but I receive way more inspiration for quilts
that I will ever have time to create. Life's too short and I'm too
slow. Still, I make a note of the ideas that come along.