Hmm. Well today I set up my blog. It was kinda fun, but intimidating. I'll just see how it goes.
I wanted to say that I think I have been struggling with my "Quilting Identity" for the last year or so. "What on earth is that?", you may rightly query. Perhaps I should call it my style of quilting. I have been reading lots of Modern Quilter blogs and admiring their spectacular work and creativity. Those bright color palettes really catch my eye. Yet I was taught to quilt by a traditional quilter and those patterns and colors are comforting and familiar. I recently joined a quilting guild in the small town that I live in; most of those ladies are hovering around retirement age and don't like computers so much. Sometimes I feel like I am trying to exists in two very different worlds. I have a great love for Moda fabrics (and the Bake Shop) but I can appreciate the vibrancy of fabrics from Free Spirit, and Art Gallery too. Bonnie Hunter is my all time favorite blog out there. I love her quilts, her sense of humor and philosophy of "use all that fabric"! But I can't wait to see what "Cluck, Cluck, Sew" and "Crazy Mom Quilts" is up to.
I finally tried my hand at my first modern quilt with lots of sashing and I hate it. The original pattern is great, but the fabric I used was a FQ bundle that I had for years, the palette was warm in stead of cool like Film in Fridge's original quilt. I felt like I had epic failure.