I am incredibly behind on my blog reading, but I did manage to catch a big dose of the recent “Dumbing Down of Quilting” debate. (Don’t know what I’m talking about? Google “Dumbing Down of Quilting” and watch the 100s of blog posts emerge! It starts HERE and then goes everywhere…).
I thought the original post made some good points – you do see an awful lot of the same kind of quilt in the modern quilting blogosphere. That doesn’t mean that each one isn’t unique in its own way, and of course each quilt created brings something of its own to the table. And obviously people can make whatever types of quilts they want to – it’s their time and their art (or craft – but that’s another debate *wink!*)
However – if you’re like me, you’re interested in mixing it up. One way to do this is to look at traditional quilt patterns and adjust them (through layout, fabric and color choice, etc…) and make them more modern. That’s what I love about Fussy Cut’s Farmer’s Wife Quilt Along. She’s tackling the blocks found in the uber-traditional sampler quilt and making them in fresh, modern fabrics. Unfortunately, I am too swamped to follow the quilt-along, but it sounded like such a great project – I just had to make sure you heard about it!