Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sew Thinky Thursdays

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.


  1. Part of what I love about quilting is the ability to go so many places with it - that we can change all the time if we want to! It keeps things fresh and exciting!

  2. "...because they make the fun colors look so good..." - you made me laugh - you are so right! :)

  3. I agree - I love the fun bright colors!


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