It’s become a tradition here at See How We Sew to welcome the new year with a photo album of images that inspire us on our quilting journeys. Over the years, thanks to you, our wonderful readers, this has become a popular, much-anticipated post. So here, beginning with Pati, our newest “blogging sister,” are our selections for 2014.
There are certain obsessions I have that tend to fuel my inspiration. If it makes my heart skip a beat, I know it is inspiring. I am forever collecting visuals to draw from when I need to, so I am excited to share a few with you! As Julie Andrews would say, “Here are a few of my favorite things.”
The incredible textile designs created by Scandinavian architect, Josef Frank.
The bold colors and patterns of hand-painted pottery and tiles.
Anything from Liberty of London fabric.
Creative handwork and embroidery, especially of an ethnic influence.
I am always on the lookout for designs that might translate into interesting quilting patterns. I took the following photos while visiting some of my favorite museums and gardens.
I’m feeling fruity with this year’s inspirational photos, or maybe I’m just hungry . . . more likely, my wicked cold is telling me that I need massive doses of Vitamin C!
This is my favorite image for 2013.
Summer peaches, yum!
I’m in desperate need of an infusion of citrus fruits–these Honeybell Tangelos would do the trick.
It’s hard to believe that New Year’s Day marked the twelfth anniversary of my cross-country move to the Golden State. (So much for the five year plan!) Day after day, month after month, my adopted home continues to inspire me with its amazing colors, textures, shapes, light, and landscapes. Here’s to you, Northern California!
Mustard in bloom in the vineyards, on the road to Calistoga
Ice plant on the ocean cliffs, Point Reyes National Seashore
A hidden path to the sea, Mendocino
The golden hills near Point Reyes Station
Wild iris on the Chimney Rock trail, Point Reyes National Seashore
From the Mendocino headlands
Line and Shadow, Mendocino
December: Watercolor sunset, Mendocino
That’s it for now. Thanking you for your continued support and wishing you an inspired, adventurous, and productive new year, we remain . . .
Your Friends at See How We Sew