Happy Valentine's Day to all!
My Valentine and I are just going down the road a bit tonight to a local restaurant to try one of the Kobe Burgers they are featuring on their winter menu - before they are off the menu! And maybe a Cosmo (or two) - hey, it's a pink drink, it goes with the theme. o:)
Today is also the third installment of Emily's Sew Thinky Thursday and this week's question is:
Describe your quilting style. Who or what influences you? How do you see your style changing over time?
Well, I'd have to stay my style is evolving. When I started - at that's going on 20 years ago - I was pretty traditional...
Country Pumpkins with some homespun geese
The Bridges of Madison County
Don't think I ever used a solid - everything had to be a print - even backgrounds.
Then, the "modern" quilting movement came along and I found the Philly Modern Quilt Guild and I started getting exposed to all sorts of news things. That really re-energized my quilting and brought a new excitement for quilting.
Julie Herman's Carnival Pattern in Kate Spain's Central Park
Now, I'm loving negative space...simpler designs (but not always)....modern fabrics, showcasing them with larger pieces....and even solids!
And, I'm loving that "modern quilting" seems to be finding its way back to more traditional designs such as English Paper Piecing (that Hexie craze!)...
..and Dresden Plates
I'm loving the fresh perspective our new modern fabrics brings to these designs.
My Frames quilt featuring Denyse Schmidt's new Flea Market Fancy
Triangle Quilt (or 1000 Pyramids) featuring Echo by Lotta Jansdotter
I'm not giving my old stash of darker fabrics, civil war repros, etc. away just yet - you never know when what's old will become new again!
You can check out more answers to the question here.