It was so much fun reading the comments I received on the last post. Of course, this "Tally" is in no way indicative of anything, but it was fun to see the results anyway.
6 people prefer making simple quilts
11 people prefer making complex quilts
8 people make both
When I posed the question I didn't define that I meant by "simple" and "complex". Different commenters interpreted the question in different ways. I knew what I meant when I posed the question, and was surprised by some of the answers.
(I've answered all the comments I can, so if you didn't receive an answer then you are a "no-reply" person.)
I'm taking this a bit farther because reading the comments brought so many questions to my mind. I'm hoping many of you will respond to these new questions. I will report the "stats" in my next post.after people have had a few days to comment.
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"What do you think of when you think of a simple compared to a complex quilt?"
Is it the size of the quilt? Can a small quilt be complex? Can a large quilt be simple?
Is it the number of pieces in the quilt? Or the number of pieces in each block?
Is it the number of fabrics used in a quilt? Can a scrap quilt be simple? Can a quilt with six or fewer fabrics be complex?
Is it the difference between piecing and applique? Or the combination of piecing and applique?
Is it the shape of the pieces - squares, triangles and rectangles vs. hexagons, octagons, etc.?
Is it the difference between a quilt that can be rotary cut and a quilt that must be made from templates?
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I love quilts with many pieces in each block. I love quilts with many different blocks in one quilt. I love quilts with many different fabrics. I love combining piecing and applique. I love to machine piece and hand applique. I can piece by hand, and find it enjoyable, but prefer to save "hand sewing time" for applique and quilting. I love hand quilting, but realize that many of my quilts need to be machine quilted because of time and physical constraints. There is no quilt pattern that I'd be afraid to tackle as I believe my skills are equal to the process, but there are many things I've never done because I've not yet had enough time. I prefer traditional quilts, have not made a quilt that is not traditional, and doubt if I ever will. Doing "art quilts" will NEVER be my thing.
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As quilters we all have things in common when it comes to our quilting. But even more, we all have taken different paths in our development as a quilters.
Why do you read my blog? Are my quilts similar to yours or very different? If you love modern fabrics and/or art quilts and yet you read my blog, I wonder why?
I'm hoping many of you will share with me so I can get to know you all better. Thanks ahead of time?