I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers—Claude Monet

In my quilt writing, I've had the opportunity to interview lots of different designers, and I'm always struck by how many seem to derive their inspiration (like Claude Monet) from nature. Lately, I've been on a nature kick in my blog entries—first spiders and now the incredible photographs of Deep Nature, a new book by the UI Press (disclosure: I worked for the Press many years ago).

Check these out as inspiration for your quilts—the color, the imagery, the shapes...they're stunning. If you're interested in more about the book, the Press has a new blog—Bur Oak Books—which I've added to my blog roll.

These photos are all from Deep Nature, photgraphed by Linda and Robert Scarth, (UI Press, 2009)
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