I don't want to make grandma quilts.
This caveat has two parts--I don't want to use grandma fabric, and I don't want to use a grandma pattern.
Now I recognize that people love their grandma quilts and and even go to great lengths to recreate old patterns and fabrics and that's fine. If I had had a grandma that was a big quilter then I would probably would be into that too. But I prefer a little more of an updated look, while using the same old techniques.
The other reason I don't like a lot of
I don't want to cut my fabric up into teeny tiny pieces, so small that I can no longer really even see the pattern of the fabric I spent good money on.
So really number two ties back into number one--I like nice contemporary quilt patterns with some large pieces that showcase the contemporary fabrics. Though I sound really pickiy I've actually had two quilts this last year that I have fallen in love with immediately.
Circle Around Quilt. Such a fun quilt! So I decided--like a novice-- to make not one but two of these quilts. One for Owen and one for Jonas for their big boy bunk beds. I was a good little quilter and bought the magazine for the pattern and bought all the supplies it told me to. But in reality--I think I could manage without the pattern. (And yeah--these quilts are still "in progress".)
Sixth Time's the Charm crib quilt. I love it. I love how big and bold it is. And I decided since I heard mixed reviews on the piecing method the author uses (leaves a lot of leftovers), and with the fact that I don't need a crib quilt right now, that I would just wing it, and try to create something similar for myself.
HAhahahaha! I know, I sound crazy. Unless you've met my Dad. Then you know that I am the daughter of Macguiver, and honestly--because of him I usually end up doing most things my own way anyways.
I am actually making progress on this quilt, and I am very excited about it. I'll share my