Yep, that's my patchwork quilt on the bottom left!!! I am so excited....who knew!!!! Here's a link to the book, which will be published February 2015, and a description of the book:
"As one of the core, traditional crafts, quilting is enjoyed by countless enthusiasts around the world - and its popularity is only growing. This collection of one thousand quilt DETAILS builds upon this interest, showcasing some of today's most innovative and beautiful WORK. See how others utilize color and design elements to craft creative pieces. Gain inspiration from their variations and intricate techniques. Maybe even CONSTRUCT your own original quilts. Whether YOU ARE a quilter or a collector, a craft-lover or an art enthusiast, 1000 Quilt Inspirations is sure to inspire your admiration and appreciation of the art of quilting. It's also likely to get you itching for some fabrics of your own!"
I actually have the 1000 bead books...I know...go figure, which I do enjoy looking through for inspiration. I have to say, my inspiration for this quilt came from Linda Kemshall from Design Matters. Linda had a video on using up your scrap fabric pieces. Well, you know how much I love hand stitching and after making my 'base' fabric, I thought the piece was perfect for hand work! You can see the original base fabric and my drawing process for the circles here. So, thanks Linda for the inspiration!!! It's so nice to be recognized for the effort we artists put forth in our work (and yes, I just called myself an artist!). The hand work on this piece took quite a long time but the end is always in sight! I also hope I do inspire just one person to create a piece of artwork and perhaps even add some hand stitching! Now to get my hex horse finished!