Inspiration: Japanese Tape

I think I might have a problem.
I can't stop buying Japanese tape.  Masking tape, shipping tape, scrap-booking tape.  Gotta have it all!
It's so pretty!

Inspiration: Sujata Shah

A couple days ago, Sujata from the Root Connection did a feature on her blog about my quilts.  What an honor!  I've been admiring her quilts through flickr as well and decided to return the love.  A girl who loves color, does strippy circles and stripey stripe quilts from reclaimed materials is a girl after my own heart!  She also designs patterns!  My favorite design that she has a pattern for is Wagon Wheels.
1. Wagon Wheel, 2. String Quilt, 3. Shirts from the Goodwill Store, 4. Inspiration from Gee's Bend

Making: Fun with Linen and Denim

Since I was dealing with a disaster in my bath-tub, I decided to make something fun.

I hand-dyed some linen curtain remnants, mixed it with a natural linen and threw in some denim as sashing.  It's soft and wonderful.  And it worked, now I'm happier!

Inspiration: Victoria Gertenbach

Quilts by Victoria Gertenbach

I have been loving these "work" quilts by Victoria Gertenbach (aka the Silly Boo Dilly) since I noticed them on Flickr.  They look so wonderfully tactile.  And then I saw her post on her newest series of small quilts.  Totally love them!  I love quilts that incorporate and feature old fabrics and all their "flaws."  So, now I get to brag, I am the lucky new owner of Rural Roads!  Here is a picture of it, hanging in a place of great honor behind my sewing machine and above a baby picture of my grandfather. I love, love, love it!
Rural Roads posing with my  Bernina