Angel Inspiration!

Quilts Inc has posted a notice that Quilt Market and Festival 2008 will proceed as planned. I never doubted them for a minute! If anyone can do it, they can!

I however, am not nearly as organized as they are. I need at least 8 more hours in a day in order to finish in time for quilt market. I would take 8 more hours or another month. Either one will work. It’s only been 4 months since our last market so I don’t think I’m asking too much LOL!

The quilt I’m designing for my angel fabric uses both applique and embroidery. Let me show you where the inspiration for one of the blocks came from! Several weeks ago, my grand-daughter Michaela, drew a little flower for me…

Pretty cute don’t you think? Well, I loved it so much I turned it into…

…a block on my angel quilt! Inspired by my little angel, Michaela!

And remember that photo class I told you about in my last post? Well, our assignment was to go outside and take a photo of something we might walk past 100 times and never notice. Something that we get so used to seeing, we forget it’s there. Our front yard has lots of roses that look a bit ragged right now. The flowers are still pretty, but the bushes are showing signs of getting ready for winter. I used my 50mm lens and focused on the rose. The camera must have known that the rest of the bush wasn’t dressed for photos, because look at what it did!

The world through the eyes of a camera…

Hugs all! It’s back to work!

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  • Jackie - So glad to hear that Market is going on as planned. I’ll be there too! I love your new block for the quilt and what inspiration you had! I am truly impressed with your photo. I did go check out that website for classes. I may just have to take one myself.ReplyCancel

  • Living on the Spit - Yeah for Houston…yeah for you…here, I am sending you a few of my extra hours I found!! I love the angel quilt block. That is so cute.ReplyCancel

  • from little acorns - Love the ‘Michaela flower block’! I also just adore the little bouquets with ribbons on your new line. . . so cute!
    Okay. . . down to business. . . How much do you charge to fly to AZ to take my quilt photos. . . (I know you got such a lot a of time on your hands. . . !) Really, beautiful photo Anne! You’re becoming a pro! I’m signing up – for after Market.
    xo, BrenReplyCancel

  • ~D Spack~ - Oh Wow that photo is absolutely gorgeous! I jealous of your photography skillz!ReplyCancel

  • Wyldhare - What a happy, sunny flower! It made me smile just to see it! I like how the leaves make a heart too. I think artistic skills run in the family.ReplyCancel

  • CJ - Adorable block! Great inspiration from Michaela :D I am glad to hear that Quilt Market is ON, but didn’t they JUST have a QM?? I’ll bet it seems that way to all the designers! Beautiful rose – great picture.ReplyCancel

  • Simply This and That - I’m having fun just looking at the photos you’re taking! LOL. Very impressive, love the rose. And the quilt block is pretty cute too. Wish I was going to market, so I could see it in person! ooxx`jodReplyCancel

  • Darlene - Anne… how absolutely beautiful… to be inspired by your granddaughters artistry. This will be a hit at Quilt Market for sure!!

    love the gorgeous photography also – background blending out to focus on that gorgeous rose bloom.

    take care. Have a day full of creative stitches & inspirational hours!!


  • Carrie P. - The block is beautiful and so is the rose. Have a great time in Houston.ReplyCancel

  • Linda - That is the most darling flower! So glad you incorporated it into your quilt – that is precious!
    Great pic! You are doing really well with your pnoto taking!

  • Rebecka - Anne, Your block design from the drawing is beautiful. Can’t wait to see the rest. Your are so creative.
    Love your photo.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I love that quilt block! You are very talented.

    The rose is very pretty too.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Oh my I do think we have an up and coming design star in Michaela..What a sweet inspiration she is for her Gramma. LouiseReplyCancel

  • Cindy@Cutepinkstuff - Great photo, Anne! Just dropped by to say hello. It’s been too long. I’d love for you to stop by my blog to see my new cute pink space in Agoura Hills, CA. I think you would enjoy shopping there! Hope all is well.ReplyCancel

  • vickibellino - Granddaughters are such an inspiration! You’re doing great things with that camera! Do I see quilt photography in your future???ReplyCancel

  • quilterpolly - amazing picture of the rose…I love the peak of your new quilt. I hope you let us know when you are done with it…I need that one. I love flowers and hearts:)

  • Cheryl - That is the sweetest block!! Such a beautiful rose picture. That’s something I definitely need help with, and a class would be a great idea!! Glad Market will be going on as planned.ReplyCancel

  • Sweet P - What wonderful inspiration! I can’t wait for my grandchild to be born in early spring and then for her/him to grow old enough to color me pictures so I can stitch them!ReplyCancel