With Quiltcon just months away, I recently tried putting on my modern hat. I sadly didn’t finish my Michael Miller Challenge quilt (the aqua won and the top is done and spray basted, but I just didn’t have time to quilt it). I unfortunately had to travel for work this past month and got sick immediately upon my return, so my quilting hours were severely limited. I decided to focus my efforts on a different design that I came up with earlier this month. My initial source of inspiration was this card I found advertising a type of coffee you can get at Starbucks. I am totally in love with the angles, lines and triangles, so I challenged myself to use these elements to come up with my own design.
I’m constantly striving to be more creative, so it important to me that I find inspiration in elements of design, rather than taking another person’s art and making it in textile format. While that in and of itself is a challenge, I want the design to be 100% mine, and the only way to do that is to take in all of the creativity surrounding you, and giving it your own voice. I ended up experimenting in Illustrator with intersecting lines at 60 degree angles, and came up with this.
Wow! I really love this quilt! I don’t think I will be entering anything, but I have thought about it.
Another beautiful quilt Corinne. Your dad picked a perfect title.
Congratulations! This is gorgeous! And the name suits this quilt to a Tee!
The Starbucks packaging is beautiful and your quilt design is brilliant! Wow, so very nice!
I love this – I too hope it makes the cut as I will be attending in Austin for the first time – I have signed on as a super volunteer and am hoping to meet a lot of people – would love to see this quilt in person!
So happy you crossed the line ~ fabulous interpretation of your inspiration. It’s a winner in my eyes!
Love the quilt and the name. Also downloaded your cool pumpkin block.. a bit late for this year but not for next year! Thank you!
Oh wow, great execution! Well done!
awesome quilt….love it.
This is seriously fabulous! Love it all
Beautiful quilt!. I especially like the woven effect. Thanks for sharing how you went from inspiration to your own design.
I really like this and see this as inspiring to me to try something like this. I love the colours and the long lines!
Visiting from WIP Wednesday – love the quilt! Really nice design.
Wonderful design. And I take it this was assembled without sub-cutting the strips? Impressive!
Wow! This is gorgeous and quite inspiring. Love the design.
this is fantastic — I’d love to follow you on IG but I don’t see a button. I’ll search . . . .
This is a great entry! I’m a Christmas nerd too;)
I love this quilt. It’s absolutely lovely and the colors you picked are just perfect.
Thank you so much Terri!