Saturday, 1 October 2011

Points of Inpsiration 3.

Colour!
These are fat quarters; photos by the Important G, who is Jan's husband. Aren't they lovely?  You may have seen them before on Jan's blog; we were in the same shop, on the same holiday together, see.  Each time I page through that file of photos (which is relatively regularly, it was a fun weekend) I stop at these two pictures.  No doubt, as much as I'm beginning to understand and like the seven shades of wee wee style of the Holtzians, and as pretty as I find the white bases and pastel colours that the cutie school prefer, my heart lies with big colour.   And so these pictures make me happy.  And that is enough to make me want to pick up a piece of paper and do something creative. 


Have a lovely, sun filled, colourful weekend.

13 comments:

Annie said...

I often feel like snapping the colours of fat quarters when in our fabric shop Julia so know just where you are coming from.....except that I then want to buy the lot :-)
Hugs,
A x

Helen said...

Fat quarters?? not an expression I know - but then you know I'm not a seamstress! Love the bright colours! it's too hot....

Sunshine Girl said...

I think I would be looking at those photos a lot too!

Angie said...

I love seeing boxes of fat quarters ...even though I still have not yet mastered the threading of my machine ...well the spool bit.
Sorry ... I have put the wrong name for those pens ..they are Flex markers ...someone was doing a review of them ...thought it was you ...obviously not lol. They are the new Pro marker .... with a brush tip instead of fine ...in 24 colours ...all different but toning with the original style colours....wish I could remember who it was who was reviewing them ...they were doing it in two parts ...only read the first. xx

Fuchsia said...

Ooooooh lovely I adore fat quarters have too many of them stored away LOL

misteejay said...

I love seeing lots of fabrics and would happily spend hours going through all the designs and colours in our local fabric shop.

Toni xx

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous colours - love looking at fat quarters and would find these hard to resist even though it's only on high days and holidays that my sewing machine sees the light of day :) The photos are great for kick-starting ideas on colour combinations. Thanks for the comment on my layout - I find what you said about the journalling reassuring. Elizabeth x

beadbaby said...

I'm with you on the big colour thing,do it bold. The store I work in has them in cd rack, they look fab rolled like this, it makes me want to get my paints out..... in fact I think I will.. bye!
janet

Violets Corner said...

A fab colour inspiration Julia, do have some fat quarters at home for stroking only!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm a big fan of BIG color, too. No wee wee colors for me, not even if I got them free. I might take a bit of rust now and then, but I still love COLOR! You go girl.

voodoo vixen said...

Aaah, you would have loved the material shops in Saudi... something to behold indeed! The materials were the most exotic of colours and the wee mannies were magicians in dressing the dress forms used to display them... sadly they did not like you to take photos of them so all I have is the images burned into my brain....

fairy thoughts said...

I'm with you on the big colour thing, why do wishy washy when you can do bold. Where I work we have the fat quarters on cd racks they look very colour full but these rolls look fab. It makes me want to get my paints out ... Mmm I think i will
bye from janet

Anonymous said...

Will try again, 2 previous comments must be in CYBER SPACE. Love your colorful photos.
Fat Quarters are Addicting. Like Patterned Papers, can just hoard away and enjoy the design.
Sylvia/LittleTreasures