Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday Quilt Inspiration: M U D

Mud? I know, it's not something that most of us would consider a good thing. Maybe when were children playing mud pies, but not likely as adults today. 

But if you've seen pictures of the flooding in South Louisiana, you've seen mud. Muddy furnishings. Muddy clothing. Muddy appliances.  All sitting on the side of the street waiting for dump trucks to haul it off. 

And you've seen lots of muddy water. Water is naturally muddy here. Slow moving and muddy in bayous. Fast moving and muddy in rivers. Not moving and muddy in swamps. Every body of water seems to be muddy, especially when stirred up. Rain water stirs up the mud. 

It's all very sad for the families who have lost everything: homes, jobs, vehicles. Thankfully, help is arriving slowly; volunteers are pitching in with the cleanup. People are able to begin to rebuild their lives. But in the middle of it all is the mud. 

Stinky, smelly mud that will soon begin to rot and carry disease. Muddy water in every hole or bowl-shaped object breeding mosquitoes, which also carry disease. Mud pies may have been fun play when we were children, but it is not pleasant to victims.

But mud can be inspiration for creative endeavors, not just mud pies.  Here are ten quilts that could easily have been inspired by Louisiana mud. 

modern quilt - Flicker image of beautiful colors & textures - sort of a log cabin I think?:

A Manly Quilt for your Man by MyStitchesJustSew on Etsy, $300.00Quilt de otoƱo Batiks de vuelta tiro Patchwork por PiecesOfPine:

Features:  -Country Cottage collection.  -Material: Cotton fabrics.  -Cotton filling.  -Pattern: Patchwork.  Color: -Multi-colored.  Material: -100% Cotton.  Style: -Cottage/Country/Rustic.  Life Stag

Earth Patch Quilt by Donna Sharp Quilts | Donna Sharp Quilts & Accessories |

Gotta love a quilt named "Jake"  -  Nice masculine colors, isn't that sharp?? :)    I'm missing you alot right now, can you tell??? *grin*:

Blue Ridge Beauty, pattern by Bonnie Hunter.:

Second Hand Clothes by Red Crinoline Quilts.  I made this one for my daughter for Christmas a few years ago.  I love this pattern.:

Quaker Quilts: April 2012:

Love this Halloween quilt!:

Please continue praying for the tens of thousands of displaced families who are still battling the mud and water of the floods. They need your help. Should you choose to donate money, please choose carefully. Two safe nonprofits are the Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Capital Area Animal Welfare Society (CAAWS). In both cases you can include a note with instructions that your money is to help flooding victims. 

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