A few months ago I fell in love with Linda's daisy blocks (here and here) at koka quilts. Go look -- you'll need to scroll down a few images -- and then come back. Aren't those blocks to make your heart sing?
I kept thinking about them but didn't have the templates, didn't want to buy them, and didn't want to stitch them. How to make that shape some other way? Why not make a template and cut from a single piece of fabric? So I began.
I stitched the shapes onto the scrappy backgrounds I've been putting together. (I don't love applique but it perfect when one doesn't have the energy to do more than sit.)
I think of these as flowers. I have only nine so far and haven't stitched anything onto the centers. I'm just playing.... (Heck, I think of most of my quilting efforts as play!)
It's amazing to me how ideas settle in my mind, change, evolve over time, and become similar to the original but with a twist. Inspiration sometimes works that way for me. How about you? What've you been up to this week? Link up and share your inspiration!
(I'm linking this post to Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework.
P.S. This may be the last Quilty Inspiration link-up. The number of people reading the Quilty Inspiration posts here is declining by the week. Fewer and fewer readers are clicking to look at the posts others have linked, and even fewer bloggers have linked their posts. (Thank you to those who have: Ann Marie, Allison, Linda, Linda, Lori, Claire, Audrey, Sandra, and Karin! I appreciate the support.) I understand that quilters may not think about or share their inspiration in their posts, and most of those who do haven't linked their posts. If I discontinue now perhaps I'll pick it up again sometime in the future. Maybe I need more readers/followers....