Thursday, December 16, 2010

{portland pairs} quilt inspiration thru photography

this week i had a brainstorming session with my dear friend Brooke! I love the way she uses colors in her designs and wanted a partner in crime with me next year while i explore a new skill... in the end, we started a new group with a simple concept. using photography at your muse to create quilt art.

our hope is that we'll be able to explore color and structure of fabric art by utilizing a photo. the plan is that we will both agree on one photo... give ourselves a small timeline, and then reveal. i think it's going to more than interesting to see how each person can look at the same photo and be inspired to create piece of art through fabric that ( most likely ) will look quite different but completely unique! my personal goal next year is to stretch my quilting skills by embracing a more improv stylizing with color! wanta play with us?? we'd love to have you... check out out the new Flickr group for an amazing amount of collect photo's!!

{portland pairs} quilt inspiration thru photography heather : { House } of A La Mode : portland, oregon & brooke : {brooke} april two eighty : portland, maine

This sums up our mission! a never-ending search for inspiration, we're hoping to compile a group of photos that YOU would love to see interpreted into quilts.. your photos are the starting point (and hopefully you can be inspired, too!) . please post photos {yours, or anyone else's as long as you give credit where credit is due and possible} of anything that could be interpreted into a quilt block, a mini quilt, or even a full quilt! they can be photos of nature, art, skylines & buildings, home items - anything that intrigues you!

also, feel free to post alongside : which fabrics you would use to translate the look and feel of the photo. all ideas are welcome!

Hope to see you there!!

xo, Heather


  1. Oh! Portland + Portland = Portland Pairs. I GET it!! I'm excited about this group.

  2. Already joined...I can't wait to see how this turns out!

  3. Heather, I joined your group and am really excited to play along. It should be fun!

  4. I love this idea, and what beautiful pictures!


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