Here's what I came up with: a 16 block improv quilt top. Its 44 inches square. So, I'm curious. what label would you give this? Would you call it modern, or art quilt, or traditional? Wall hanging or to use? Or maybe... does it really matter?
I love it regardless. Just thought it would be interesting to hear your reaction.
Did you know, the average American quilter has $6,000 worth of fabric in her stash? Astounding, truly. This little fun fact is straight from the big survey the industry conducts every year.
Well, I put a tiny dent in my stash today... and I've actually used all my faves. Clearly, we all buy what we like, right? So its no surprise that the gray, red, white, mint and touch of fuchsia colors and patterns all worked well together.
The folk art appeal of the finished piece draws me in. But more importantly, I love piecing quilt tops this way. Its so free-ing. Just cut and sew and go. If it doesn't fit, add a bit here or cut a bit there. Tons of fun. If you seek precision and lines that match up, this style is definitely not for you.
Next I plan to add hand embroidery! Picture a little French knot in each of those gray flowers... and more. The quilt top is currently stapled to the wall in my studio and as I work on other things I study it and envision lots of beautiful embroidery embellishment to add tiny little touches... not anything over the top. The big decision will be how to quilt it...
Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts on what label or category this one falls into... or if it even matters. Love to hear from you!
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