Drafting From Ceiling Inspiration

It never ceases to amaze and excite me when and where I find inspiration for quilt designs. Last week during the final Shivassana, resting pose of yoga class, I opened my eyes to look closely at the ceiling tiles in the new studio. I have probably looked at this ceiling more than a dozen times, so why today did I see it in a new light? I’ll probably never know the answer to this, but I didn’t waste a minute to pull out my phone and take this photo.

Ceiling tiles at Indigo Yoga.
Ceiling tiles at Indigo Yoga.

I like all three of the block designs but decided to start with the one on the left; with the melon shapes. Out came my pad of graph paper, ruler and pencil to draft the block.

drafted melon

It’s a pretty simple block and easy to construct. I could leave it as shown but the shadows in the photo inspired me to divide the shapes with more lines, allowing me to play with color and shading.

draftedmelon2

I’m excited with the many possibilities and already starting to pull fabrics. I think I will work in neutrals. What do you think? The print in the foreground is the inspiration fabric I used for developing the color scheme. I may or may not use it in the quilt, we’ll see.

neutrals

I’ll share my new blocks later this week, or early next, so be sure to check back.

While I’m playing with fabrics and construction, please enjoy some photos of quilts from Quiltcon 2015, taken by our contributor, Carol van Zandt.

Piecing Category – Part 1 

Piecing Category – Part 2 

Would love to hear if you have recently “opened your eyes to any new and exciting quilt designs”. We always enjoy reading your stories.

Until next time, stay happy everyone!

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5 thoughts on “Drafting From Ceiling Inspiration

  1. I just started taking yoga classes and instead of fretting over all my unfinished quilts, I took a quilt to class and celebrated that I had a beautiful quilt to use for meditation. Have you taken a quilt to yoga? Or am I the only one?

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  2. If you remove a fabric from the grouping, I think it should be the light gray circles on dark gray, in the center of the grouping. It sticks out for its degree of contrast, challenges the main fabric for attention, and makes too many circles in the grouping as a whole. I love the original fabric choice and hope you keep it — all the other fabrics work with it beautifully.

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  3. Love your choice of fabrics for your ceiling block.
    I always used to close my eyes ( and have a cat-nap) during the relaxation pose at the end of my yoga class!

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