Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Inspiration out the Window

I've been busy with a writer's conference (am on the executive), but sneaking a few minutes to keep at my "Insanity Quilt" so soon you will see the finished product.

However, the past few days at my computer, I've had the north window of my studio open and an enjoying the glow off of the trees in our neighbors' back yards. From this photo, it is difficult to judge the size, but my window is 7' wide by 5' high and the view of these trees fills most of it. it is like having a sky of gold shining in the window!

The poplars are just poplars, but this year they are luminous, far more golden
and glowing than my photo. Is there fabric with such a light in it?

The other shot is looking down at the orange bushes next door. I'm not sure I'd
make a quilt using this color, but it certainly is eye candy. What inspires me the most are the textures... stripes, the fir needles, bushes, polka dot lawn, and the stone mulch. Now that might be a good combination.

I hope the neighbors are enjoying my yard as much as I'm enjoying theirs!


sewkalico said...

I love the colours of Autumn, but I hate that it means winter is coming. I'm a Spring and Summer kind of girl LOL

Rose Marie said...

With the lack of rain during the summer and fall months, the leaves are not their usual brillant colours here this year. Nonetheless, they are still beautiful. That popular is show stopping.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I love the yellow trees. I don't think there are any around here like that. The combinations of the different greens, yellow and orange in the other photo is luscious. Mother nature is such a good painter.