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Inspired by quilt fabric or by a pattern?

Ursula's fabric inspiration

Which is it?

I am often inspired by a fabric, although I don’t buy fabric because I like it. I have to have a project on the go first. (The ikey Scot in me, I guess!)

Occasionally I am inspired by an idea, and need to go straight into the studio to try it. If I like what I do, then I search for the fabric to make the quilt. If I want to make a quilt for a friend, and have no real idea what it will look like, then an exciting fabric is where I will start.

At other times, I need to put together some quilts for an exhibition, and the inspiration comes from the theme of the exhibition.

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