Oh man! I am so over this debate about dumbing down quilting and so on. I sew what I like. I choose patterns based on the time I have, the material I have, my mood, and the design. I choose fabrics, not because I particularly like the designer but because I like the colour, shapes, contrasts and frequently because I like the PRICE! I machine sew and machine quilt coz I have arthritis in my hands and, quite frankly, I don't want to hand piece and hand quilt - just too many quilts to make to do that - but more power to the girls who do work by hand. Their work is lovely and I appreciate it. Make something that is pleasing to my eye and I will love it regardless of how it is made. I didn't start sewing to keep up with the quilting Joneses - I sew to make gifts for family, for friends, for special reasons, to give back to the community. I sew coz it gives me pleasure and takes my mind off the less savoury aspects of my life or to satisfy my need to do something creative if I want to stay sane! If anyone doesn't like my workmanship, my patterns, my choice of fabrics, then I won't burden them with a quilt or bag or whatever. Feel free to say no thankyou! I am not going to link to all the other blogs discussing these issues. I have better things to do. if you want to follow my blog then I consider that a great honour. If you pop in every now and then so see what I am up to, that is great too. And if you check me out and what I do and say is not to your taste that is fine too. My mum always said that if we were all the same the world would be a boring place! A quilt with no contrast in colour and tone would be boring too. Different opinions are fine - just be nice, don't push yours and done labour the point. Another Mum-ism - if you can't say something nice don't say anything!
Happy stitching! That is my motto - and that is the point.
By the way my Mum also said that if the whole world was as perfect as she and I it would also be a boring place! Gotta love my Mum!
Just before I go - to end on a teaser - here is my last sneak peak!
You will have to wait until all three recipients receive their goodies before I can share with you. Might be a couple of weeks.
Till next time........happy stitching!