Tuesday, September 6, 2011

One of These Things...

NY Mod Show Quilt

Done with my quilt for the show! I've been a little busy these days, and working on this was has been a nice stress-reliever, giving me a lot of time to think about the idea of "modern" quilting. Basically, what it means to me is how great you all are. Hope that come across in the quilt! Title and explanation follows:

"One of These Things Is Sort of Like the Others"

I don't think there's much of a difference between "modern" and any other quilting. The base is the same for everyone: A desire to create something. From there, the varieties of quilters are endless.

I tried to express this idea with a repeating pattern of 48 pinwheels, all in shades of yellow. They're all the same at base, with slight differences. Then there's one pinwheel that, again, is similar to all the rest at base, same shapes, same shades, but slightly different, with a little burst of polka dots. That's the confetti of the "modern" quilter--the excitement that surrounds trying new techniques, sharing ideas, and encouraging friends. It celebrates each person's desire to create something, and their success in finishing it.

If there's any difference to "modern" quilting, it's the way we strive to celebrate anything different, while still honoring the things that make us all the same.

11 comments:

  1. Your endless varieties are so true! Such a happy quilt.....reflects the cheerful atmosphere in our guild.

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  2. Oh Mary this came out great! I love all the pinwheels. They must be pretty tiny, what size are they?

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  3. I love this! What a great concept!

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  4. Great idea. Love all those yummy yellows!!

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  5. I love it. So cheerful and bright. I love your message too - so true!

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  6. Your use of so many yellows is beautiful!

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  7. Thanks so much everyone! Cheerful yellows representing our cheerful group is definitely what I was after. The pinwheels are each about 2.5 inches--I thought about doing other blocks with more pieces, but this was my limit!

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  8. I love the movement & all the yellows & especially your message!

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  9. really nice... and love the binding! Great contrast. Actually my favorite is the splash of polka dots.....

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  10. Love that mix of yellows......and the binding!

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