Sometimes I want to work on something big and simple and a bit more modern. On those days I crave clean lines and brighter colors. I want to see a lot of white space and love to play with pattern. I love looking at shapes and positive and negative space to see what kinds of patterns will emerge. I feel expansive on those days :-)!
Other days I retreat to little treats of handwork and sweet vintage images. I have a collection of vintage ephemera that includes fruit crate labels, postcards, stamps, ads, travel posters, school booklets and the list goes on and on. Some days all I need to do is immerse myself in those vintage images for inspiration.
On those days I am very detailed oriented and love to focus in on the minutia of those vintage pieces of paper and the colors and images that they chose to work with so long ago.
I go between the two on a regular basis, never sure which one I will be more drawn to that day. Today seems to be one of my traditionalist days and right before Easter, I just wanted to share with you our little collection of Vintage Postage Stamp quilts. Each one inspired by a combination of vintage postage stamps and postcard images.
Today this is what is making me happy…
Not sure that I have a favorite on these. But if you made me choose… I think I would pick the little birds under the umbrella and the winter skate. Love those a lot.
Happy Easter to everyone!
Click here for more info on these.
Any orders for these will start shipping next wed. due to a few spring break activities around these parts!
And a little insider information… we have 2 more coming soon for Market. Maybe a little something patriotic and a little something "autumny"!