Pinterest works well for visual people like me.
I'm sharing with you my favorite boards, some of which are for quilting. If you want to learn more about the pictures I've displayed, you can click on the board title which takes you to pinterest. Find that picture there and click on it. It will take you to the original website.
Quilt Inspiration: I keep pictures of quilts that I like that I either want to try to make or that will give me inspiration to pull from as I design a new quilt. This quilt is made with Sweetwater's new fabric line, Mama Said.
Free Motion Quilting Ideas - I keep lots of FMQing ideas here, including from my own projects. It's nice to have a quick reference so when I've sandwiched a quilt together and am ready for FMQing, I've got options to look at.
Quilting Tutorials - obviously where I keep tutorials that I want to hang on to.
Current Project - This one I'm a little embarrassed about. Sometimes I purchase fabric online, and by the time my dutiful mailman brings it to my door (which is usually only a few days), I've forgotten what I was going to make with it, and it just ends up going into the abyss of my stash. So, I pin it, then write in the notes my intentions for it.
back for play quilt w/ "Peek Hour" for Suzzie's baby
Also, if I see something on a blog that will help me with my current project, or an up-coming project, I pin it into this board. It's my most favorite board, currently :)
I've been collecting fabric to make this quilt by "film in the fridge". I can also quickly look at this pin if I'm in a store and trying to match colors.
Quilt Backs - Looking at other quilt backs I've seen that I like helps me get ideas for my own design.
My projects - is very helpful when I'm in a store, need to match a color and need a quick reference on my smart phone. Or someone wants to see one of my quilts.
Favorite birds - I absolutely love this bird, the Tuft Titmouse. He runs with Chickadees. Occasionally he stops at my feeder that is stuck to the window where I quilt. It doesn't happen very often, probably during migration time. When I see one, it's a reminder that God sends beautiful, intricate things my way to remind me of the delicateness of life, and that He loves me.
Open House - I knew I was going to be having an open house, so I created a board just for those ideas. I wrote specific notes for myself about the things I had pinned.
assign out fruit, bake cookies 1 wk ahead and freeze, use Andy's recipe
Funny - A great place to go when you need a good laugh.
Dos Equis. No I don't drink, but I think this guy's funny.
Problem is, is that when I get into a deep quilting mode, I go days not seeing anyone :) . . . maybe that was too much information.
This just makes me happy.
Sorry I couldn't make it bigger. If you click on the picture, it will take you to the original link which is bigger.
Our oldest daughter announced several weeks ago, that she's getting married in late October. Yip . . . a 5 week engagement. We're very happy for them and we love her fiance. Needless to say, I'm not getting too much quilting done right now.
Do you pin with a purpose? I'd love to learn from any ideas you have. If you don't pin and want to start . . . like my geekie son says when I ask for help, "goggle it".