Monday, February 23, 2009

Inspiration

This little rug is in front the sink in our half-bath. I love it. Can't you see making a big cat (or big anything) with strings like this?
And I saw this ad in the most recent issue of Cooking Light. I wanted to find this image on the web, but couldn't, so I have to use the washed out photo I took of it. I love cityscapes anyway, and was enchanted by the thought of using a black fabric with spattered dots to show a skyline with lights in the buildings.
And while I was looking at the picture, I noticed the writing was upside down. So I turned it over.
Now the lights in the buildings are out, but you can see the stars in the sky. Absolutely wonderful! This is an ad for Earth Hour, which is sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund to publicize the effects of climate change. They are asking everyone to turn off their lights for an hour at 8:30 pm local time on March 28. Please check out their website for more information and to find out how you can participate. Such an incredible ad!
And finally, here's an I Spy I delivered to a friend's son this evening. So much fun!

25 comments:

miniaturequilter said...

Very cute I-spy!! I really like the seahorse, turtle, octopus, dragonfly fabrics!!

Brenda said...

very fun I spy. How big are the squares -- big and little? I like the Earth day quilt too.

Catherine said...

I love the idea of that kitty inspiring a quilt made with strings. Brilliant.

And the Earth Hour idea is brilliant. What an interesting concept that would be -- and some wonderful space for some really interesting quilting!

sewkalico said...

Love that I-spy!!! And what wonderful inspiration. Clearly, you are walking around with your quilty/creative eyes open ;-)

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

starry buildings are wonderful as is string kitty. fun I-Spy quilt!

The Quilting Pirate said...

aren't optical illusions neat!! I love how that picture works!

The I Spy Quilt looks GREAT!!

Joyce said...

It's amazing how well the cityscape reads so well both ways. I love the I Spy. THe checkered border just makes it.

The Calico Cat said...

Love that I SPY - I pulled out my pile of squares the other day... (I made a horrible mistake putting two groups in 1 bag, now I need to do a good sort...& I need to cut from the "new" fabrics.)

Millie said...

I just love the cat rug. My dog will not agree on this one though!

I did not even notice at first the picture is up side down. So funny. And thank you so much for visiting my blog.

Quiltdivajulie said...

GREAT post ~ love the striped kitty (and we all know I love b&w)...

The I Spy quilt is awesome - what a glorious riot of colors and patterns... lucky young man!

Quilt Pixie said...

the stripped kitty has real possibilities... reminds me of Laurel Birch where the creatures have patterns inside them...

LC said...

Cool I-spy. I am with you on that earth day ad... whoever designed it has a very creative mind. Are you going to make a quilt like it?

ROZ said...

That I spy--you have a great collection of fabric!

Libby said...

I basically thought the buildings were just upside down until I read closely - cool idea! That is a very fun I Spy - I guess you have gathered quite a collection of I spy fabrics, huh?

belinda said...

How wonderful..the night time
city/scape....you have such an
observant eye...as well as a good
eye for design...like your I Spy
quilt...it' great!!

Clare said...

I think a string cat would be possible.

Very inspirational photograph. I think a quilt would be great. Haven't I seen one in Blogland recently?

jacquie said...

love that city photo...looks a bit like the view out my front window...love it upside down too!

Finn said...

Hi Cheri, what a great rug! It would be wonderful to use that idea in strip or string piecing..what a bright girl you are!
I love the scattered light pic you show, and it's a tesselation, better yet!
The I Spy is such fun, what a lucky little boy to receive it. Keep up the great work! Hugs, Finn

JulieZS said...

What a great advertisement, I love illusions like that. The eye spy turned out so fantastic, hope the new owner loves it, how could they not?

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

How cool is that!

I didn't see it at first.

Sonnja said...

What a lovely cat!
Kind regards,

Beertje Zonn

BUMBLE BEANS said...

love that add. I wish we could get ALL OF NYC TO DO THAT...Your i soy quilt is so great. I bet he loved it!

Magpie Sue said...

Fabulous quilt! And thanks for the heads-up about Earth Hour.

Bethany said...

I love the cityscape! I was already talking with my husband out turning that idea into a quilt. I think it is awesome, you have a great eye!

Lynda said...

The stripey cat ahs given me an idea for one of my dogs! Now where are all my strings?