Friday, February 13, 2009

Drive by Inspiration

Inspiration is everywhere, and happily quilt ideas pop into my head like Jiffy Pop popcorn over a campfire.


This modern studio art quilt was inspired by the colors of yellow taxis cabs, school buses, roads and road signs, thus the name, "Drive".


I love the minimalist modern design and bright colors of this quilt. Makes me happy!


Drive measures 20" x 24" and is available in my Silly BooDilly Etsy shop.

I also would like to thank everyone who left a comment on my Wonky Star Tutorial, for the Bushfire Quilt Project. I am delighted that it was of help! I've put a link up to access it over on the side.

Have a delightful weekend everyone! xo

26 comments:

Mal* said...

This is really great! I love it!

Hey Harriet said...

Oh my gosh! You have no idea how much I LOVE this one! Love the minimalist design & the colour. It's so beautiful. Wish somebody would buy it for me as a Valentine's Day present. I don't like my chances though...grumble grumble ;)

Hey speaking of yellow taxis, did you know that we have yellow taxis over here but they are not yellow? Crazy huh? They are called Yellow Taxis but they are bright orange!

Cicada Studio said...

This one is so incredibly bold! And just the color for the upcoming season. Love it!

Janis said...

It really does look like a taxi cab! How cute!

Hugs to Mo. Have a good Friday the 13th. I will. :)

High Desert Diva said...

I think this belongs in MOMA

Fog and Thistle said...

I echo Charmaine's sentiments, MOMA indeed! I love the simplicity of this, with it's bright shock of yellow. What I find particularly striking about this piece is it really highlights your signature squiggly quilting, which I always admire in your pieces.

Awesome, awesome work Victoria!

Meagan said...

I think I am at risk of posting the comment "now THIS is my favorite so far" every time you post a new quilt :) But this quilt sings to my love of yellow.

Anna said...

I really love this. It is minimalist, yet so very interesting at the same time. It is amazing.

Colleen MacDonald said...

It's a SUNNY drive! I love yellow, and I love this quilt. Very nice.

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

Great name and colors. I love how your minimalist quilts have so much interest.

Jackie said...

You really refined and distilled an idea beautifully here. its lovely.

henny said...

Victoria,
I impressed with all your modern and simple quilts. Could you tell me (I'm a beginner in quilting and sewing)from what source/ where should I learn that style? Thanks. (Sorry for asking here, I can't find your email)

Victoria said...

Hi Henny,
I will try to email you, but to also answer your question here...

I make up all of my own quilts, as I have a hard time following patterns. I gather inspiration from everywhere, and pay a lot of attention to design in other areas of the art world, such as painting and furniture design. I work in an improvisational manner, and just try to think of color, line, texture and balance, (symmetrical and asymmetrical) and how they play off of each other. I am currently playing with the idea of explaining my process in a clearer instructional way, as well as showing some simple ways others, such as yourself, can start to branch out and play around with doing their own thing and not being intimidated by the design process.

xo Victoria

littlebyrd said...

Oh - this one is so cool! I never thought of quilting and minalmalism together and it works really really well.

bunzi said...

love the color!

Amy C said...

I love your popcorn taxi cab inspiration reference.

picciolo said...

this one is gorgeous, I love how well the name fits!
: )

karen said...

such a lovely piece Victoria, I must ask...do you actually use any of your sewing, keep something for yourself or are you like me, the embroiderer without any embroidery!

please sir said...

Looks SO GOOD! Great approach and color direction. Also love your Jiffy Pop metaphor!

Kirsten Löser said...

Just found your blog - I love the funky picture of your dog Mo and your flickr stream with the doily art - I work with doilies, too.

Why is Mo poorly - is he old? I have two dogs myself and one of them is 12 1/2 years old, quite old for a big dog (he is a german shepard size mix), but luckily he is very frisky still and our 6 year old border collie mix cheers him up when necessary!

I hope your doggy is going to be alright - they are dear members of the family aren´t they!

Victoria said...

Kristen,
Mo, (whose full name is Molasses BooDill) has a cancerous sinus tumor which there is no known cure for. She is such a little trooper, and has hung on a lot longer then what was predicted. She was extremely ill in December, but pulled through, and now we really just take it day by day, grateful for each one. Thanks for your kind words. She is my best buddy, and I love her more then words can say.

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proactol said...

I think I am at risk of posting the comment "now THIS is my favorite so far" every time you post a new quilt :) But this quilt sings to my love of yellow.

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