Tuesday, 19 February 2013

In Three Words

Do you ever wonder about your style...I mean whether you have one? I don't mean a sense of style but a quilting style.  After 3 years of quilting I don't think I have found mine yet.  When I look back at the quilts I have made, yes the fabric may be a similar style but other than that it seems fairly random. When I look at some of my blogging friends' quilts I do believe I could pick them out of an identity lineup. I don't mean their quilts are the same but that they have a definite style.

I was pondering this today as I made some improv. blocks for the back of this quilt...


and as I was doing some secret sewing over the weekend...


...and as I planned some secret sewing with these new fabrics, which I bought from here.

Chicopee, Denyse Schmidt

How I would use these lovely low volume charms from Laura Jane's swap...


...or this Fat Eighth bundle of neutrals...


..and this Fat Eighth bundle both from here.


I didn't really come up with any answer other than perhaps decribing my quilting style as eclectic, colourful and big. I definitely don't do dainty...in any part of my life.  How would you describe your quilting style in three words?

31 comments:

Little Island Quilting said...

Random
Eclectic
Varied
!

Kelly said...

Rainbow
Random
Bold

dutchcomfort said...

I’m a quilting chameleon for almost 6 years now so I don’t have one style either.
All I know now is what fabrics and patterns I don’t love. I do try to finish up old projects, because I learn so much from working with different style fabrics and designs.
I love to be surprised when I visit blogs. Too many are predictable in colours and style. Just follow your instinct, I always love to see what you are working on!

dutchcomfort said...

Oh... sorry, forgot the three words...

Versatile
Varied
Challenged

Quilting In The Cold said...

Good question. My three would be;
Wobbly
Bright
Colourful.

I asked husband and he said fresh, modern and colourful, bless I think I have indoctrinated him well!

Cindy said...

I haven't found my style yet...I think we might share one, though, b/c I love the prints you're pulling ;)

Catherine said...

I think yours is Always Spot On! Mine is Very Easily Led, Straight Line Quilting, Currently Not Happening:-)

Patchwork and Play said...

I like to think I am always learning and therefore always evolving so my style is still evolving too! Eclectic is a suitable description too! Can't think of a third one!

Judith, Belfast said...

Not sure I have a quilting style, usually whatever is easiest! But I do love vintage, scrappy or recycled when it comes to quilts!Jxo

Janine said...

Eclectic
Simple
Colourful
?

Katy Cameron said...

mad
bad
dangerous to know

Oh no, wait, you asked about my style. Errrrrr... yeah... um.... Will that do?!

Trudi said...

That's a hard one,!
Eclectic
Random
Heavily quilted

But then I don't think I've found my style, just lately it's been calming colours ... But then again ... Too difficult for today! Lol

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

Oh good question!
I think cozy, eclectic, simple
But I don't feel like I have much of a syle yet either :)

Flying Blind... said...

No F*cking Idea!

heart of charnwood said...

Random, Unorganised, Eclectic

Strawberry Patch said...

What Hadders said!

Archie the wonder dog said...
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Susan said...

Scrappy, ? ,?, not sure of the rest, not sure I have a style, sigh, its hard to grow up sometimes. Do i have to have a style?

Canadian Abroad said...

I'm not sure I have a style either, other than chaotic, but that more describes the way I work!

Sewing Mom said...

Awe, I like to think of my quilting like this...

Keep it Simple!

I must admit, I haven't gone overboard in design elements. I just want something I can start and finish relatively quickly. I want the recipient to enjoy it and I want it to hold up to wear and tear. I'm absolutely aware that I'm not the normal quilter...but for this time pressed homeschoolin mama, it works for me. =) I get to sew...and that's what counts. =)

Jenelle said...

I think my quilting style is pretty all over the place. I like both traditional and more modern, improv designs. My color sense seems to be the most ingrained as I gravitate towards colorful, bright, and higher contrast. I see us being similar in that way. :)

Catherine said...

I don't think I have a style ( Quilting or otherwise!) I do struggle with anything on wonk

QuiltCandy said...

This is something I have thought about a lot too. Your style is certainly vibrant and playful?! I think my style would be vintage, colourful and hopefully fun?!

Collette said...

I actually think it is a good thing not to be constrained by one style. It is one of the things that first attracted me to quilting and that I still love. The endless possibilities. So you can enjoy making a traditional fabric quilt and then the next time use modern prints in something really out there. With quilting the sky really is the limit in my eyes and I love trying out new fabrics and "styles" all the time.
And now I can't think of three words cause I have said so much lol! x

Isisjem said...

Colourful
electic
dangerous

Mary said...

This is something I've been pondering myself recently. I don't know that I've nailed down my style so much, but I think I'm getting an idea of the type of construction that makes me the happiest, which seems to be more of an improv style. Although, now I've said that, I'm thinking how much I like paper piecing, which is the complete opposite! So, my three words are:
Varied, Improvised and, right now, Infrequent!

Deborah said...

I feel like I'm "stuck" in a style. But I try to sew what makes me happy so I usually end up in the same place.
Crisp....color.....simple.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Almost certainly non-existent! (I deleted my first comment as it didn't make sense...nothing new there but it was bothering me!)

cheeky monkey said...

I am sure I do not have a style.

random ... definitely
experimenting .. sometimes
trial and error ... always

gorgeous bundles!

Nicky said...

On a whim!

Prof. S (the enchanted bobbin) said...

I have nooooo idea...maybe someone could tell me! All I know is I like to keep trying techniques and challenging myself. And I love to play with colour. xx