Inspiration can strike at any moment. Even mundane moments like flying in and out of the library to pick up a book on hold and then running home to make dinner.
Here's what I found on my way to the 'hold' shelf:
These are quilted snowflakes. Snowflakes are hexagonal don't you know and just LOOK at these beauties. I've always thought of a hexagon as a bit cumbersome, but these take my breath away.
I snatched up the book and devoured it. I have no intention of quilting anything, but I am handy with paper and I think that somewhere within all this complexity is a (much simpler) project for younger kids, and possibly a fun construction challenge for older ones.
In my next post I'll share my first attempts (one failure and one more successful) at finding bilateral symmetry within a paper/fabric print and using it to create the rotational symmetry of something resembling a snowflake, or a star, or...err, well it looked nice, whatever you want to call it.
Until the next post when I share my modest efforts, here's a quick peek at the glorious visions of Paula Nadelstern's kaleidoscope quilts.