Saturday, October 23, 2010

Toilet paper and kleenex

Sometime ago I had a lot of laughter and relatives thinking I was weird (in a good way I hope!) because I said I was so infected with quilting fever that I started looking at the pattern on my toilet paper. I do admit that maybe I've gone over the edge, but have you looked at the quilted toilet paper? There's a pattern there, but I'm not going to post a photo of that. Somehow I feel like I've really gone over the edge if I find myself taking pictures of toilet paper!

However, I do find inspiration in places you might not expect. Take for example the box kleenex comes in. There are a lot of cool boxes out there and I do admit to choosing a particular box because I like the design on the box. Look at the photo there of this box. Wouldn't it be cool to do a random strip and then applique or satin stitch some cool flowers on it. I like the cool colors here but it could be done in any color. I could see a Christmas quilt in reds, greens, and gold with some poinsettias satin stitched.
And the picture of a piece of the other kleenex box (I cut this piece to keep as inspiration). I love the cool blues and grays with a touch of the other colors thrown in. I'm not a collector of those shades of blues and grays, in fact, I don't think I even own any gray. But I really like that combination so I think I may be on the lookout now for grays and cool blues.
Where do you find your inspiration?

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