Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Thursday, February 27, 2014


I just saw this cool paisley Kleenex box at the store and picked it up to put next to my bed. That's when I realized it was really similar to a Dover book of paisley designs that's been on my bedside table for a week. It's "A Treasury of Design for Artists and Craftsmen" by Gregory Mirow.

The book, which I must've gotten used somewhere, is copyright 1969 and is a real treasure trove of paisleys and other designs, including florals, geometrics that look like quilt patterns, and folk and primitive motifs. The designs would make great inspirations for quilts, although so far I've just enjoyed looking at them.

Have a colorful day

1 comment:

sonja said...

why does the paisley pattern remind me of lava lamps and such? I recall making facings for my suede cloth hip hugger bellbottom pants that were paisley! hey twist and shout!