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CraftSanity Episode 111: An Inspiring Conversation with Rashida Coleman-Hale, author of “I Love Patchwork: 21 Irrestistible Zakka Projects to Sew

This week my podcast guest is Rashida Coleman-Hale, 33, of Atlanta, who writes the I Heart Linen blog. A busy mama and talented designer, Rashida’s story is sure to inspire you run to your fabric stash for a quick patchwork project fix.

We chatted about her creative journey to becoming a craft project designer and published author and the challenges she’s encountered along the way. Rashida has a contagious laugh, so we did plenty of giggling. But we also had a serious discussion about how making beautiful things helped Rashida through postpartum depression. So if you’re going through a rough patch, this episode might be particularly helpful.

Rashida’s first book, “I Love Patwork: 21 Irresistible Zakka Projects to Sew” just hit bookstores and features great designs including instructions to make the lovely blossom pincushions pictured above (and on page 71 of the book).  Projects in the book include a combination of machine and hand sewing and feature lots of linen (no surprise there!) and the English paper piecing techniques that I find so fantastically additive.

Rashida’s designs carry a strong Japanese influence reminiscent of the time she spent living abroad as a child. So if you love Zakka  craft, you’ll enjoy making Rashida’s designs to adorn your creative space.

On the left is the photo of the lovely, fabric Christmas tree Rashida made for her family this year. Check out her Flickr for more great pictures of her work.

Enter to a copy of “I Love Patchwork”

UPDATE: A winner has been selected.

During this interview Rashida and I talked about finding inspiration in the world around us. Leave a comment below about what inspires you and enter to win the book. Feel free to include links to your Flickr photos or blog, so we can get the full effect. A winner will be selected at random in about a week. Good luck everyone!

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Comment from Bonney
Time: January 5, 2010, 7:19 pm

This patchwork book looks interesting. I really like the Japanese feel to it. Happy New Year, Jennifer!

Comment from mara
Time: January 5, 2010, 7:29 pm

I love Rashida’s blog so I look forward to listening to this podcast! I’m inspired by other crafters on this crazy web and also by the crafts of the generations that came before. Sometimes a memory of something is enough to send me off on a new project.

Comment from andrea
Time: January 5, 2010, 7:49 pm

Can I just say I love Rashida’s blog and patchwork projects? I saw on Sew Mama Sew that Zakka is a hot and growing trend in crafting how cool is that?

Comment from Mary
Time: January 5, 2010, 7:52 pm

Wow, I just spent hours yesterday catching up on I Heart Linen! Great timing.

Well, everything inspires me, but the thing that actually makes me get to work is when I come across a new idea that I want to take farther.

Comment from Wendy
Time: January 5, 2010, 8:19 pm

I’ve been seeing Rashida’s book online but not in my local store. It looks fabulous. I must admit I get alot of inspiration from books. I’m not that creative without being inspired by someone elses amazing talent.

Comment from shannon
Time: January 5, 2010, 10:36 pm

This book looks lovely! The color combinations out here on the farm are where I draw a lot of inspiration from – right now it’s the white, silver, and blue of the icy fields. Although I have a poppy pink and green quilt on the machine now – I needed a little shot of spring!

Comment from Betsy
Time: January 5, 2010, 11:27 pm

I’m excited to listen, a dose of pretty to think about on these dreary days. I’m inspired by trash, I love to take bits of things no one wants and make something new.

Comment from Tayla B
Time: January 5, 2010, 11:38 pm

Oh! I’ve been wanting to hear more about her and her book! Can’t wait to listen to this one! :)

Comment from Heidi
Time: January 5, 2010, 11:45 pm

Thankyou Rashida for such inspiring and honest words,and of course Jennifer for another stellar interview. I am thinking this book will be an early birthday present to myself.

Heidi

Comment from ellen
Time: January 6, 2010, 8:37 am

Craft books inspire me, not always to do the crafts pictured, but often just the color combinations or shapes. If only I had the time to pursue the inspiration!

Comment from Katie Bowlby
Time: January 6, 2010, 10:57 am

Thanks for the interview! Her book looks incredible. I get lots of inspiration from looking at other blogs and shopping for fabric.

Comment from Paula L.
Time: January 6, 2010, 11:16 am

Rashida’s blog is a great source of inspiration and I enjoy her posts and her sense of humour very much. Her book looks amazing; please enter me, thanks!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Comment from Katie Emrich
Time: January 6, 2010, 11:36 am

My children absolutely inspire me. I just had #3 and love making fun and beautiful things for my kids.

Comment from Jenny
Time: January 6, 2010, 11:38 am

thanks for a chance at this fabulous book, really enjoyed the interview.
Ive been looking thru magazines for inspiration lately, but its also fun to see the clothing my 4 year old daughter picks out to wear each day!

Comment from Alisa
Time: January 6, 2010, 12:02 pm

Inspiration can come from the strangest places… I am mostly inspired in spring and summer, those being my best months. I can be inspired by necessity when I need something so I make it. I can be inspired by a thrift store find and recently I was inspired with a gift bag (the colours.) I also find inspiration in the work of others. There are so many amazingly creative people!

Comment from K. Anne
Time: January 6, 2010, 12:50 pm

I find inspiration in colors, textures and things that tickle my fancy. :)

Comment from Erin
Time: January 6, 2010, 1:02 pm

Its funny that you mentioned flickr because I get a TON of inspiration there. Whenever I’ve got an idea about something I want to make I’ll do a search on flickr for similar items to draw inspiration from others. Recent example: I had to pick colors to repaint my kitchen and I loved teal and red. So I did a search for teal and red kitchens, and yellow as well since that color was in the mix and stumbled across an amazing diorama done by a flickr user. I seriously found myself wishing that that diorama kitchen was my real kitchen!
I also follow many, many, many blogs, including design*sponge, which I draw a lot of inspiration from.

Comment from chickchicksewing
Time: January 6, 2010, 1:17 pm

I’ve been really enjoying Rashida’s blog and she has given me lots of inspirations… For me, I get tons and tons of inspirations from the internet (mainly flickr and craft blogs, such as sew mama sew blog) as well as from the books (mainly Japanese craft books). My problem is to find time to put my ideas into action!

Comment from darlene
Time: January 6, 2010, 1:19 pm

i love working with linen — the texture, the soft and subtle colors it can be inspire me to create … would love to win this book to do just that — create something linen!

Comment from Doris
Time: January 6, 2010, 3:42 pm

Rashida is wonderful, I’ve been reading her blog for a long time now!

Comment from Johanna
Time: January 6, 2010, 4:00 pm

Inspiration is a strange thing. At least for me. There are times when I don’t have any idea what to make and just stare at my fabric pile. And there are times when I wake up at night filled with ideas and I just have to write them down and get started in the morning. I have no idea where this comes from. Of course I read craft, decorating, wedding, or just personal blogs to see what other people are doing and I go to art exhibitions. I go to flea markets and I watch the world around me, but as far as I know everybody does that, too.
Strangely enough, I don’t have any crafty books at all but I do hope that is going to change soon :)

Comment from Stephanie
Time: January 6, 2010, 5:00 pm

I have drooled over this book, and it looks as good inside as the cover! I have to say, I get inspirations from everywhere: books, magazines (LOVE that Sew Hip), dreams of traveling to Europe, Japanese clean asthetic, blogs, and definately the inspiration of others.

Comment from BillyOcean
Time: January 6, 2010, 5:42 pm

Yay Rashida! That was a beautiful heart felt interview! I expected to hear another “look at me, I’m so awesome and crafty and my world is perfect” interview but instead was truly inspired to hear you talk so candidly about your personal life. It’s not a fairytale, it’s not “fabulous”…it’s just life, unexpectedly. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you and keep on doing what you are doing. You have only just begun! Congrats and again, wonderful interview!

Comment from Anna
Time: January 6, 2010, 7:02 pm

Thank you for preparing this interview, I can’t wait until I have an hour or so of quiet time to listen properly rather than 5 minutes intervals. I am inspired by so many of the creators who share their work on their blogs and flickr, the amount of beautiful images I see on a daily basis is amazing. I also have quite a few Japanese books that I constantly refer to, particularly those by Kazuko Ryokai.

Comment from rachel carlson
Time: January 6, 2010, 7:36 pm

i ♥everything linen so this book is right up my stitch line!

Comment from Tiffany
Time: January 6, 2010, 7:36 pm

I would LOVE to win this book.. I’ve been waiting for it to come out for awhile now. (Plus I’m really getting into Japanese craft supplies/books/etc.)

I am inspired by… hmm, right now I am inspired by Sublime Stitching embroidery patterns. I am soooooooo excited about the envie that came in the mailbox today from them (and hope to use them soon, but I just started college again this week so I have homework to do!)

Tiffany

Comment from allison
Time: January 6, 2010, 7:43 pm

Thanks for the contest! I’m inspired by all of the amazing craft bloggers out there, especially the quilters. :)

Comment from kelly jo
Time: January 6, 2010, 10:19 pm

What inspires me?! What doesn’t inspire me?! I guess it’s mostly life and everyday objects and blogs and baby things I swear I can make but never get around to for most of them!

Comment from Jennie
Time: January 6, 2010, 10:20 pm

I’ve been seeing this book on so many blogs and it has inspired me to start learning how to sew – I would love to make some of the projects in the new year!

Comment from Tong
Time: January 6, 2010, 10:30 pm

I love this book!! I get my inspiration from magazines, my favourite blogs of talented crafters, oh, and random flickr finds!

Comment from Tina W
Time: January 6, 2010, 10:55 pm

The harmonious combination of simple linen and colorful cottons inspire me in Rashida’s work always inspires me.

Comment from Mary on Lake Pulaski
Time: January 7, 2010, 12:24 am

Wonderful book and Rashida’s blog are certainly inspiration along with magazines and podcasts!

Comment from Rosina
Time: January 7, 2010, 2:44 am

Oh I just love Rashida’s blog!! I’ve been following along for a little over a year now and her work is so great :) Great podcast with her to! I get my inspiration from my children. Lots of my crafts and projects are either inspired by something they’ve drawn or something I really think they would like to have :) I’d love to get my hands on a copy of her book to!

Comment from Ellen Ban
Time: January 7, 2010, 9:21 am

I am inspired by all the creative people with blogs and by looking at projects in books. I had Rashida’s book on my Xmas list but didn’t get it….Looking forward to listening to the podcast.

Comment from Ellie
Time: January 7, 2010, 12:55 pm

I just downloaded this episode and plan to listen to it on a little road trip this evening to visit and friend and help her with her new sewing machine – so excited!

Crafty blogging community has been a huge inspiration to me!

Comment from JayeL
Time: January 7, 2010, 1:01 pm

My most recent inspiration came from a holiday tablecloth made my mom’s Aunt Grace. I wrote about it here: http://artquiltmaker.com/blog/2010/01/applique-from-the-past/

One of the things I like about it is the interesting combinations of colors in thread and fabric. I also like the movement of the various motifs.

I have been trying to train myself to look around me as I wander through life. I try and look at patterns on the sidewalk and tree branches, just everything. I have a category on my blog called inspiration that helps me get to my inspiration quickly. Sometimes I also post an inspirational photo as my blog post of the day.

Finally, I am really inspired by mosaics and tile. There is quite a bit here used in doorways and I often photograph them for future quilt block ideas.

Thanks for your hard work.

Comment from PJ
Time: January 7, 2010, 2:14 pm

I definitely get inspired looking at crafty blogs. But I also get very inspired by my young girls. Their drawings and craft projects have inspired many of mine especially the patterns they draw and the colors they choose.

This book seems wonderful. I would love to win a copy.

Comment from Juanita
Time: January 7, 2010, 6:30 pm

I am inspired when I listen to my favorite crafting podcasts like craftsanity. TY for all your inspiring guests.

Comment from Catherine
Time: January 7, 2010, 8:56 pm

I am inspired by those daydreamy pre-sleep moments when I’m making up my own little soap opera drama as I drift off. I need to get a notebook and stick it by my bed to sketch since I know I forget 75% of my thoughts.

I also find inspiration in the basics – color & material.

Comment from Anne Marie
Time: January 7, 2010, 9:03 pm

This book definitely spells inspiration – would love to be inspired by it!

Comment from Melanie
Time: January 7, 2010, 9:19 pm

I don’t consider myself to be particularly creative, so looking at craft books and magazines are usually a good place for me to start. It’s so easy to be inspired with all of the wonderful images people share on their blogs and places like flickr these days!

Comment from Andrea
Time: January 7, 2010, 9:44 pm

I get inspired by color – in nature, in fabric, yarn, kids’ drawings… I get inspired by crafty blogs, and books, and fooling around with crafty materials. I get inspired by children, who are so free with their ideas, and create without fear of doing the “wrong” thing.

Comment from Patti
Time: January 7, 2010, 10:35 pm

I have a LONG list of blogs & websites that I look at daily for crafting inspiration. I have added Rashida’s lovely blog to that list. Thanks for the podcast. It is great to have something thoughtful to listen to while I sew & craft.

Comment from karen
Time: January 7, 2010, 10:51 pm

my kids and nature are the two things that inspire me the most :)

Comment from Amy Menges
Time: January 7, 2010, 11:43 pm

I can’t wait to get to see the book! Thanks for the interview. Lately I’ve been sorting through my parent’s things, which has, of course, caused a rush of old fond memories of the crafts of my childhood, so I’m sketching some of those memories/ideas to bring them back into my life.

Comment from Janet
Time: January 8, 2010, 12:05 am

Love her blog and her designs. All the fabulous blogs inspire me to create. So many crafty and clever people making so many pretty things!

Comment from Dana Smith
Time: January 8, 2010, 12:33 am

Can’t wait to listen to the podcast and look at her blog.

I’m really inspired by necessity. I like making things that are needed and beautiful and suit the recipient. Color photographs in a magazine or on a blog make ideas spring to life, but the best inspiration for me is a true need to be filled–a need for a garment, for love, for beauty, for softness, for warmth.

Comment from olivia
Time: January 8, 2010, 12:46 am

I’m a little late in the game here, but i just discovered your blog and podcast through CraftyPod. I’ve so far listened to episode 111 and 110. I enjoyed them so much I have your podcast in my iTunes at work. I’m a little new in the crafting and blogging world but your interviews and blog have become a source of great advice, motivation and inspiration for me now. Thought you should know what a wonderful thing you’ve created here :) Have a great day!

Comment from Kristen
Time: January 8, 2010, 1:33 am

Where don’t I get inspiration? Everywhere I look I am seeing something I want to try out. I get inspiration from life. My kids especially. And nature and sometimes, just the windows on a building give me an idea for a new quilt. I am so excited to see this book.

Comment from linda
Time: January 8, 2010, 8:46 am

Thanks for another great podcast! I think the internet is a great source of inspiration and community for all of us…I love that it feels like a big team working to better each other. Fabulous!

Comment from Melissa
Time: January 8, 2010, 3:21 pm

I’m dying to get my hands on this book! All of the projects look so amazing. I’m in love with the little calendar. I’m already making plans for Christmas 2010! I get inspired by fabric. It just speaks to me and begs to be made into sweet things!

Comment from Ellyn
Time: January 8, 2010, 3:48 pm

I’m a color person. I’m always inspired by colors…. Love looking at color combinations everywhere I go, packaging in the grocery store, ads in magazines, of course the fabric store! You can see some of my fun bright creations at http://www.ellynsplace.blogspot.com (there’s a link to my flickr page there too.
I loved the interview & would love to have a copy of the book! Thinking of finding some linen to work with!

Comment from Tracy
Time: January 8, 2010, 6:49 pm

I’m excited to listen to the podcast. I get inspired by others. So I constantly check Flickr and blogs and love the collaborative, supportive and open nature of the “modern” crafty community. I am inspired by watching what others do — and how so many people out there are really, truly skilled experts at whatever they do. Inspiring!

Comment from Nadine
Time: January 8, 2010, 7:05 pm

I’m inspired by magazines in the mail, seasons changing, songs, all my five senses, my google reader feeds, and my children – in no particular order! :) There you have it in a nutshell!

Comment from Rachel
Time: January 8, 2010, 9:10 pm

I am inspired by anything pink! And those pincushions on the front of the book are amazing!

Comment from Rachel
Time: January 8, 2010, 11:10 pm

where i find inspiration: the wonderful global crafting community on the internet: flickr, ravelry, craft blogs, etsy… craft books & craft magazines… vintage shopping… wanting to make things for my daughter… wanting to repurpose items…
i would love to win a copy of Rashida’s book, so please enter me ! thanks !!!

Comment from Patti Evin
Time: January 9, 2010, 10:36 am

The projects in the book look wonderful. I’d love to get started on next year’s Christmas projects and this looks like a good start!

Comment from Kaye Prince
Time: January 9, 2010, 10:45 am

Awesome interview! I just listened to it on Thursday while at work and loved every minute of it – Rashida is just so great!

I’m inspired not only by all the great bloggers and sewers out there, but also by the everyday beauty of the world around me.

I already bought a copy of the book, so if I happen to be the one chosen randomly to win it please pick someone else to give it to so that they can get a taste of the wonderfulness that is Rashida!

Comment from Tally
Time: January 9, 2010, 4:55 pm

I get inspired by my travels (many of them recorded in my blog), by colors, by a relaxed mind and of course by many of the beautiful things over in blogland.
Since linen is one of my fav material for fabric I really like “I heart linen”. No wonder :-)

Comment from Liz B
Time: January 9, 2010, 7:28 pm

I am inspired by the materials I surround myself with. Sometimes I go to the fabric store just to browse and look at the way colors look together on the shelf, so I can come home and find those colors in my stash. I also love flipping around on flickr; I’ll think of some random thing to search for, like “love quilt” or “happiness blanket” and see what pops up!
Thanks for the chance at your giveaway!

Comment from Kristen
Time: January 9, 2010, 8:04 pm

Linen is one of my absolute favs to sew with. I love how the colors in fabric pop when sewn next to it. Rashida has with so many diverse projects to choose from.

I am inspired by all the people on the blogs. They keep me going and inspire me to finish and stretch to try something new.

For the most part, I create for my children. From pillow cases, to linen hedgies, to a warm cozy quilt, it makes my heart sing when I see they enjoy what I make.

Comment from Victoria
Time: January 10, 2010, 12:09 am

My inspiration comes from my grandchildren, my dogs, my garden, and unexpected treasures that cross my path. Too many ideas, too little time. Sigh!

Comment from Sherri
Time: January 10, 2010, 2:53 pm

I am inspired by all the creativity I find on blogs and flickr. I am also so inspired by your Craftsanity podcast! it is so fun to listen to other crafter/designers while I create something new. Thanks for producing this lovely show and sharing with all.
*Sherri*

Comment from dorothy
Time: January 11, 2010, 12:39 am

I get inspired by all the truly excellent crafty blogs out there. I love that feeling you get when you see something so original, so beautiful that it just blows your mind. It’s like sparks going off and it gets your right brain going.

Comment from dorothy
Time: January 11, 2010, 1:45 am

wow–who’d thought that 2 “dorothy”s would comment at the same time! yikes–and i’m truly not copying–but was planning to say that i’m inspired by other people’s blogs (too!) i’m a quilter and have tons of books and magazines but i’m finding that these days i’m seeing pictures of quilts on other people’s blogs that make me think of my own stash and how i can make something inspired by them. it’s not really “designing” since these are pretty basic blocks that have been around forever but i’m inspired by other people’s use of color and pattern.

i’m in the middle of listening to this particular podcast–i try to slowly savor them while sewing–and this is a fun one! i also really enjoyed listening to you on Within a Quarter Inch podcast the other day–another long session with my sewing machine. thanks so much for doing this podcast–i truly look forward to listening to it each time it’s uploaded.

Comment from Vicki
Time: January 11, 2010, 3:31 am

I’m inspired by my kids, by great fabric, and by the craft blog and flickr communities. Thanks for this great interview and the running inspiration, too!

Comment from Kim S.
Time: January 11, 2010, 7:41 pm

I love historic photos, great paintings, and my kids’ drawings for inspiration.

I love this book and her blog! So great!

Comment from Kate
Time: January 12, 2010, 12:37 am

Hey Jennifer,

stuff that inspires me includes
my kids
the world around me
ideas that buzz around in my head and won’t go away
feelings that buzz around in my heart and won’t go away
some of the gorgeous fabrics, fibres and yarns that I collect (I wish I could get inspired on ways to store all my treasures successfully!)

I loved your discussion of boobs in the interview, it made me laugh! Maybe you and Rasheeda could trade the tops and bottoms of the same patterns ;) I don’t fit one sized pattern with my multi sized physique.

Thanks, as always, for your blog and podcast. Always wonderful xxx

Comment from Jan
Time: January 12, 2010, 9:45 am

Blogs are a wonderful way to view the world from home. What did we do without them ? I love the colors in nature. Fabrics, Yarns…Thanks for the podcast. Great interview. I hope Rashida is able to get new linen material out to us.

Comment from Marisa
Time: January 13, 2010, 1:00 pm

My inspiration comes from browsing magazine and junk-mail-catalogs. This was a fantastic interview. I can’t wait to get my hands on Rashida’s book!

Comment from MzTallulah
Time: January 13, 2010, 2:44 pm

I look forward to listening to this episode, as I love linen too… I’m inspired by myriad things, but lately I’ve been paying special attention to tiles and especially “mosaico hidráulico”, lovely patterned floor tiles which were common here in Portugal but are increasingly rare: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=mosaico%20hidr%C3%A1ulico&w=all

Comment from Anna
Time: January 13, 2010, 3:04 pm

I loved this episode – hearing Jennifer and Rashida laughing so much totally cheered me! Plus, I discovered a new blog.

I’m inspired by practicality – pretty much all of my crafting is functional (quilts, dresses, sweaters…) so I’m always thinking of what materials would compliment the user-to-be.

Comment from Sarah Doty
Time: January 13, 2010, 6:32 pm

Several comments: I’m inspired by nature and colors. I loved listening to the two of you talk. It was lots of fun! I, also, carry projects with me. It’s easy to take a ball of yarn and DP needles to make preemie knit caps. I have the same problem looking for stuff in my bag around all the yarn and needles. I love it!

Comment from Twig
Time: January 14, 2010, 10:49 am

Blog tutorials — and the generosity of those who post them — inspire me. I particularly like simple and elegant designs that use repurposed or on-hand materials (like Betz White’s Felted Pomander — a perfect solution to those laundry accidents). Those designs make me think, “I can do that right now!

Comment from Kristina Nobleman Barnfield
Time: January 14, 2010, 4:50 pm

I just listened to your podcast and it really inspired me! It’s so serendipitous because yesterday I went to the Japanese bookstore Kinokuniya in NYC looked at Rashida’s book. I loved it so much I copied down her blog name and then found CraftSanity.
My New Year’s Resolution was to start my own blog and to hopefully have my own crafting business. My first goal is an Etsy shop. After listening to the interview, I definitely feel more encouraged that it just might happen:) Thanks!
P.S. – I would love the book since I couldn’t get it at the bookstore!

Comment from Kari
Time: January 14, 2010, 6:52 pm

All the awesome guests on your podcast are a great source of inspiration!

Comment from Beth
Time: January 15, 2010, 1:58 am

It is interesting how color inspires people in so many ways. I like the use of modern bright colors paired with white. Also, I am inspired by catalogs. I just ordered one through Anthropologie and I can’t wait to look through that one.

Comment from andrea
Time: January 16, 2010, 7:56 pm

I love patchwork too – I just saw this book yesterday and thought it was great – I can’t wait to hear the interview!

Comment from jill
Time: February 17, 2010, 3:55 pm

This was a great podcast. I loved hearing Rashida’s views on finding inspiration everywhere and snapping a photo of it, Thankyou for this, Jill

Comment from Handmade Jewelry
Time: March 11, 2012, 4:47 pm

Thanks for the informative interview! Her book looks incredible. I getting lots of inspiration from looking through your other podcasts and posts. Thanks, John.

Comment from Clash of clans hack gemmes
Time: October 24, 2013, 8:41 am

lots of inspiration from looking through your other podcasts and posts. Thanks, John.

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