Monday, June 6, 2016

Quilting Meets Street Art Inspiration

I was on the Free Motion Frenzy Facebook page and a post showing her first free motion quilting piece triggered a memory of one of my early pieces. The quilter was a bit down after seeing the beautiful work posted by very experienced quilters. The thing was? Her work was fabulous for a beginner. So I decided to share a pic of one of my early pieces.

So the feather plumes are a bit wonky, who cares? Well, I did, but don't compare your beginning with someone else's middle.

Now this piece was inspired by some local street art. I was so glad I could find these pics from 2011 because I went by this place last week and the abandoned gas station was being rehabbed into something new. Something without this incredible art.

One of these days I'm going to grab a paint pen and go do my own version! I've actually been toying with the idea of using white window marker on my shop's windows.

Which, by the way, than you for all of the congratulations and well-wishes on my new shop-owning adventure. You guys are the best.

I'm trying to get my sewing space set up in the shop so I can do more sewing, but these things take time. So much to do! Hubby has taken the kids on a trip so I am busy working on the shop as much as possible.

Would you do this to a wall of your own? Add color maybe? What do you think of it? I'm curious, leave a comment below.


  1. YES! I have seen this kind of style of art done in whole rooms, like a bathroom. And then the owner would let guests color in the walls. :)

  2. I like it, but it is a bit much. Perhaps some quilts hanging on a clothline, and definitely add color!

  3. I like it, but it is a bit much. Perhaps some quilts hanging on a clothline, and definitely add color!

  4. I love the wall on the gas station! Too bad there isn't some way they could incorporate it into their re-do. If I could draw, I would do it on some walls. I have bought a roller that will do flowers and one that does birds on paint. You paint your walls and then use the rollers in a different color to create a wall paper effect. I think your idea to do that on the windows is great! Sending energy your way for all the work yet to come.

  5. Yup... I would get out the Crayola markers and color. I can hear it from my childhood "Stay in the lines". :-)

  6. That wall is fabulous. I love the way it looks like you are right in with the flowers, etc. It would definitely look great with come color.

  7. Love to have that on my wall but I wouldn't do it myself because I will find and point some mistakes everytime I see it. Love your first Free motion. Looks like Ikebana.