Describe your quilting style. Who or what influences you? How do you see your style changing over time?
Describe my quilting style. Hmmm, that’s a tough one. My initial response is that my style is “modern quilter” But I’m a modern quilter in the sense that I love modern fabrics. I also love simple patchwork, half square triangles and double wedding rings. So really my quilting style is “make what I love” I don’t care if it isn’t the most trendy quilt or a quilt with a bazillion likes on Flickr. If I don’t love it, why waste my time creating it.
My biggest influences would be fabric designers and the fabrics they create. If you go through my finished quilt collection, you would see that my favorites are Tula Pink (and here and here), Amy Butler, and a new favorite is a new designer: Alison Glass. I am also a huge fan of Anna Maria’s work, but I have all of her fabrics stashed on my shelf and I just can’t bring myself to cutting any…yet.
Another big inspiration to me is everyday life, out and about in the real world: tile layings, buildings, bricks, even the clouds in the sky.
I read blogs too…and of course Flickr, Pintrest and Instagram. There is so much inspiring work posted out there. However, when I’m thinking about designing a new quilt I try and stay away from all that. Sometimes I just need a break to gain a fresh view.
As with any art and person, my style will change. As I grow, different things will become appealing to me, I may be drawn to different colors (and grow sick of some, like Kona Coal backgrounds) I would hope that my style will change, there will always be room to learn and grow!
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