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January 16, 2009

What Inspired Designer Hearts

I am always asked in class or a lecture "Where did you get your ideas to design your quilts?" My answer is quite easy. I always have my eyes opened to the small details when I go anywhere. Having my camera by my side at all times, I can easily click a picture of something that may inspire me. "Designer Hearts" came from the endless balconies and iron scroll works that I saw in Europe. This one particular design seemed to be quite popular anywhere I went. Since I am a HUGE lover of bias tape, I knew that the designs I saw would lend well to bias tape, or as I like to call it "bended Bias" patterns. I love Bias tape so much that I even wrote a whole quilt book (Bended Bias to Applique) on different way to use it to achieve pretty additions to your applique without it looking like stained glass. So make sure that when you go somewhere, keep your head tilted upwards, you just may see a beautiful scroll work balcony that will call for a quilt to be made!!
~Linda














8 comments:

Anne Marie said...

Hi Linda! Oh how I would love to learn how to use bias tape to create different looks with my quilts. I am putting together handouts for our first quilt retreat and I am going to recommend your blog!! I love reading about what inspires you!! Keep up the great posts...

Linda M. Poole said...

Thanks Anne Marie! Bias Tape is alot of fun and can be addictive. Thanks for recommending my blog...spread the word....I love teaching!

Carolyn in Kentucky said...

Linda,
I love your new pattern, The hearts are so pretty and you combine them in such wonderful arrangements. Sunshine

Amanda said...

Hi Linda,

thanks for popping by and saying hello! I'm so sorry you had such a tough time with Endo, it is such a destructive condition and so very misunderstood! (And I agree Lupron was THE WORST thing they have ever tried!)

I love your blog - I've always been amazed by quilts but never learnt how to make them. I love the scroll work you've used as inspiration. And I adore your music list too - "In The Mood" always reminds me of being in Blackpool with my parents as a child - happy times!

Stefani said...

Hearts are one of my favorite design elements! These are very cool.

maria said...

Thanks for visiting by blog and for the kind comments.Your blog is beautiful and inspiring.

sewkalico said...

Inspiratiuon is indeed everywhere! I never seem to get my camera out fast enough :-) Love the hearts and you have a wonderful blog.

Linda M. Poole said...

Thank you girls....I just love hearts too!

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