Here’s something you need to know if you’re a quilter and you use the internet.
There is an easy way that you can find a boatload of inspiration for your quilts.
It’s really simple:
Use Google to search specifically for images.
Here’s how it works. Go to Google’s home page at Google.com.
If you’re in Google Images and you search for “log cabin quilt,” this is a small sampling of the results you’ll get. I say it’s only a sampling because you can scroll and scroll (see below) and see more and more ideas!
The red arrow in the photo above shows the line of words that give you options in case you want to switch out of Images. Choose “Web” and Google will go back to searching everything. You can also choose Shopping, Videos, News or More.
Let’s try a different search. Here’s what you get by searching Google Images for “flying geese quilt.”
And I don’t know how they do it (Google is smart!), but there’s a cool sideways-scrolling bar of options along the top of the screen indicated by my red arrows. You can choose any of these if they fit your needs: modern flying geese quilt, block, Anthropologie, scrap, antique, vintage.
I clicked on “scrap” and the screen changed to this, indicating there were “100+ more” images of scrappy Flying Geese if I wanted to see them. Are you getting excited yet? This is an amazing tool for us!
If you wanted to see designs by a specific quilter, you could search for something like “Caryl Bryer Fallert quilts.” Here’s what you’d see.
Maybe you feel like making a blue and white quilt. Search for “blue and white quilt.”
Try “red and white quilt.”
Try searching with a famous artist’s last name, like “Van Gogh.”
Okay, now you know how to search in Google Images and get a lot of visual information with just a few clicks.