Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Modern quilt ---

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  1. Bravo! I'm with you. But so many of the modern quilting blogs are sponsored by the industry. Actually, it's kinda difficult to find a blog of any type that isn't trying to sell something these days.

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    1. I think your right on it about the industry supporting this new trend. Its a whole new market to tap and suck money from.

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  2. Particularly because many seem to concentrate on particular designers and their individual lines... say an entire quilt made from Martha Negley's Farmington collection or a blend of a collection with some solid blenders--and this has increased with the trend of cut fabric like layer cakes, jellyrolls and charm packs. I've noticed even in quilt shops the trend for smaller toppers, runners, wall quilts as projects as the price of cotton has skyrocketed. Meanwhile the quilters I know tend to keep a pretty large stash of purchased fabric specifically for quilting but still feel they need to purchase more fabric. I really like the idea of using my scraps and cast off clothing for quilts and using what I have more. Turning them into modern quilts is fun and I think that the people who are more oriented towards modern quilts have looser judgement or say, more artistic temperment--ie not as hung up on the rules as opposed to the more traditional types of which my quilts will never be good enough to be in one of their shows. Of course, that would mean I would have to finish one in 3D first lol. (Why can't the quilts in my head count?)

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    1. I love it! -- I recently was gifted some fabric swatches that were from sales boards. Does that make sense? I was gifted about 50 different fabric collections that had all of the colorways and all of the line -- just about a 1/4 yard of each piece -- but, still. It is a different look than I am used to to have more than one colorways and pattern from each line - it harmonizes in an almost computer non human way. Im mixing them as much as I can to keep it from looking that way.

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