I have no education or training in design or art. I went to a sketching class a few years ago and after the 3rd lesson the teacher called me aside and said ” please don’t come back – find another hobby“. Needless to say that put me off trying to do anything artistic for a while.
It’s only since I’ve started quilting that I been thinking about being creative again. Colour has always fascinated me, and I love abstract art and graphic design, so quilting has inspired me to think about design in a different way. Now when I see something colourful, or a an interesting pattern on something , I think could I use that in a quilt? Whilst I still clearly have a long way to go, I now look at the world through a different lens.
I was in London a couple of years ago and visited the Liberty store. A feast of beautiful design in so many ways. I bought some chocolates there, partly because I loved the box, mostly because I love chocolate!
I think my quilt captures some of the colourful spirit of the box, even though the palette needed to be wider.
Liberty has a section on their site called Colour Coded Craft which you might find inspiring! I hope you have some colour in your day.