I take a fair amount of screenshots, most not accidental like the one above.
I take and keep these shots for a couple of reasons: some patterning, color, or opportunity caught my eye and I want to hold on to it or I'm struck by someone's creation and plan on sharing it in the "Current Loves" section of my newsletter.
If you don't subscribe to my newsletter, then (a) you should and can by filling out the form at the bottom of the page and (b) today's your lucky day because I'm going to share a set of "Current Loves" that I've compiled exclusively for you all. Also, unlike the newsletter, these inspiration links will include pictures.
What constitutes a current love? Pretty much anything that I'm excited about. It's almost always making related, but I've included links to books I'm enjoying, recipes I've tried and even a video or two. Think smorgasbord.
So, here goes, the blog edition of Current Loves (links included in captions):
I think I've mentioned it here about 5,635, 259 times that I'm a selfish sewer (sewist? Could we come to some consensus on that term, please?) and love nothing better on a Saturday afternoon than sewing up a frock or top for my most appreciative recipient, me. I often scour instagram and pinterest looking for apparel sewing inspiration as well as indie pattern makers and am a big fan of the designs at By Hand London.
Looking for color inspiration? Looking for fun, vibrant quilts? Looking for interesting photography? Follow Giucy_Giuce on instagram and that will get delivered to your feed on an almost daily basis.
A moment of honesty: I've not looked into what tube piecing is. I'm a visual person and I just like the pretty pictures.
I found Irena Swanson on instagram. I found all of these people on instagram. Take home message: instagram equals inspiration (and a lot of pictures of other people's cats).
I love graphic, simple , patterned-focused quilts and this gal delivers that. If you're interested in her specialized piecing method, check out the link under the photo.
There's definite quilt inspiration here.
I first saw this quilt at QuiltCon this past February and started following Jen Rossotti on instagram about 2 seconds afterwards.
My final link has no image, but is a part of my daily life. I am a devoted listener to audio books and by devoted I mean constant. Love is too weak an adjective to describe how I feel about Audible. It may be big and it may be corporate, but being an Audible member has so many benefits including their new channels feature. When I'm patterning fabric or sewing, I look forward to listening to (though I like to delude myself into thinking I'm "reading") a book. Even on the weekend when I'm selfishly sewing I do so while listening to an audiobook. It makes the process feel retreat-like.
I highly recommend it!
And all the other links.
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