Inspiration

If you would have told me three years ago that I would be an inspiration for other quilters, I probably would have slapped you upside the head and told you to stop joshin’ around. Now, it is one of the best parts about what I do! Let me tell you, it still shocks me every time I hear or see it happening. I’m constantly bugging Mr. Sparkles with prefaces like, “Oh my god you have to read this!” or “Look what s(he) made from my pattern!” or “Can you even believe?!” and his personal favourite, “This is just stupid.” I don’t take any of it for granted, and I want you to know that the Glitterati are a huge source of inspiration for me as well!
So it was with much pleasure that I received an email from Marcia of Little Pink Rose Quilting and Sewing that read, “I wanted to share with you how you inspired a creative ahh-haa moment for me. One which led the quilt I made to be included in an exhibit currently on display at the Virginia Quilt Museum.” Glitterati, hold on to your Tay-Tays because this quilt is exquisite! I implore you to go check out all the amazing detail of Marcia’s Dear Jane quilt, Shades of Alabaster. I am honoured to have influenced her creative direction, and feathered fedoras tipped in her direction.

I also wanted to share with you a blog post by Stacey Day of Stacey In Stitches. She’s a Canadian quilter with fifteen years experience under her fabulous Fendi belt! She recently set upon the task of making an Anna-Maria Horner Feathers baby quilt. (Her nearly monochromatic colour scheme is quite sophisticated for a baby — you know this is what my child would be sleeping with!) Anywho, unbeknownst to me she decided to use my costing sheet to figure out the monetary value of this quilt. Well, I won’t spoil the ending for you completely, but on scale, her cost was quite proportional to my own Lost Feathers of an Angel quilt. The irony and serendipity of this happening concurrently is astounding, but what is more astounding is that my methodology might not be that crazy after all! (Me? Of course.) This is just a small screen grab from her post so make sure you check out the entire thing for the full reveal. 

A big thank you to both Marcia and Stacey for sharing these events with me. They both put a big smile on my face! As always, if you make something from a pattern of mine, or you use the costing sheet with success, please let me know! Feel free to tag me on Instagram (molli_sparkles), or send flowers to get my attention. If the latter, I like calla lilies, thanks and air kisses!

6 Responses

  1. Both quilts are beautiful and it is not surprising that you would be an inspiration for us out there in ether-land! The quilting on Shades of Alabaster is simply amazing. FYI on the baby quilt, for all the cutesy baby fabrics out there, the most interactive quilt to make for a baby is a monochromatic one in whites, greys and blacks. That's the color realm babies see and it will be intellectually stimulating for them as they roll around on it and spit up on it ūüôā !!!!!

  2. The O's says:

    In the bee I am in we have 3 of your blocks… that's a quarter of our blocks…

  3. kiwikid says:

    No surprise that you are inspiring!! Well done!! They are both beautiful quilts!

  4. You are an inspiration. You are very creative. You tell it like it is. And you are funny!! Don't stop.

  5. Jayne says:

    You are inspiring. For me its more than just your work. I enjoy your writing, personality and humor! When I receive a comment with the word 'inspire' sprinkled in…I am always surprised and forever thankful!!

  6. Paula says:

    You definitely inspire. You inspire with your wit and your wisdom, with your creative genius and sparkle, and with your truth tea. Don't ever doubt it and please don't ever stop!

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