Friday, 1 February 2008

colour inspiration

Just clearing off my camera card and here are a few pics I had snapped because of the wonderful colours and textures. When we give colour theory classes with Quizzles I use pictures of nature to find colours that work well together. Look at the lovely shades of lilac to greys and pinks in this eerie looking sunset (it was actually a threatening storm at dusk whilst we were camping in the bush last weekend), I am going to play in my Quizzles patterns to see how it will look....I think it may be a very peaceful quilt....

You may be wondering what the following pics are.....??? well, I think whilst I was stitching the NPNT quilt my Spring Cleaning of 2007 was forgotten, this little beauty I was saving at the back of the bottom shelf of the cupboard and I think that in a former life it was a 'sweet potato'! Yes, sorry girls, stitching comes before house cleaning in this part of the world - are you any different? - give me your secrets if you can manage a stitching passion and a neat house!
anyway, look again at the range of colours to be seen - would make for a lovely 'natural, earthy' quilt maybe.. I couldnt resist getting the camera out.

hugs and inspiration for today


Anonymous said...

Hi Helen,
The photos of the storm are fanastic and have great colours in them. I don't know about the other two though, it is nice to see that I am not the only one that puts sewing before housework at times and as my mother Inlaw used to say it is not going to run away. I met you at Michele's Sewing Basket last year and had a fanastic day with you and you are such a lovely person I also had great insiration from that class to do other creations, anyway nice to see your blog site.

Thanks Stella

Helen Stubbings said...

HI Stella, thanks for visiting. I would love to see some pics of your other creations I inspired you to do at Michelle's. Do come back and visit again