Sew Thinky Thursdays is a linky project hosted at Mommy's Nap Time.
This week's question is: Describe your quilting style. Who or what influences you? How do you see your style changing over time?
My quilting style is eclectic, but with a strong streak of the traditional. I like colors--lots of colors--and am not drawn to pale, pastel, or neutral colors. I use them, because they make the fun colors look so good, but I never see pastels at the fabric store and have an overwhelming urge to bring them home with me. I love traditional blocks and am very interested in the history of quilt blocks and the connections quilting gives me to the past, which influences the designs I create. I am not good at following patterns, I always see something I want to do differently or change just a little. (My quilting bee members are laughing at "just a little" as they read this.)
I am influenced by the beautiful and amazing work of the quilters in my guild and by professional quilters whose work I come across in books and magazines. I am also influenced by non-textile art and the graphic design I see everywhere every day.
I think my style changes all the time in some ways and not at all in others. I try to stretch my abilities and my comfort zone and try new and different things with every project. I am always drawn to saturated color though, and I don't see that changing.
How about you? Please share your answer to this Sew Thinky Thursdays question.