A few weeks back I fell in love with these Flikr images and just had to know the story behind all of these beautiful quilts. Stacey of Peppermint Pinwheels started making quilts a few years ago and hasn't looked back.
The great surprise was that she lives just over the bridge from me in Berkeley. Then I discovered she has nominated my blog for the Liebster Award. Her blog is wonderful and she has many of those beautiful quilts for sale on etsy. Thanks for nominating me, Stacey!
One of the things to get the word out about the award is to pay it forward and nominate 3-5 of your favorite blogs. Here are my current favorites.
- Kitty Kilian, a wonderful illustrator from the Netherlands who has become a dear online friend over the past few months. She's starting a new weekly portrait project and has a great giveaway so be sure to check it out.
Lady of the Buttons, 2011. Kitty Kilian
Chantal Jackson, another talented artist I've met in the past year who lives far, far away in Australia. She is amazingly creative and always has brilliant projects in the works. She is currently helping out with an online action to benefit the Queensland flood victims so be sure to help out.
Sea Urchins, 2011. Chantal Jackson
Sophie Truong of Stitch and Tickle. Sophie's artwork is incredibly inspiring to me. We both share a love of unusual textiles and her blog has introduced me to many related links. But it's her artwork that keeps me coming back time and again. It's just incredible. Here's a small taste.
Yarn swaddles in process, Sophie Truong.
Lari Washburn. I featured Lari's work recently and I have to say her blog is just as incredible. If you have a chance to view the Sketchbook Project when it's on tour ... please seek Lari's sketchbook out. She obviously put a lot of love into that little moleskin and it shows.