Friday, January 13, 2012

Blog header

I have a brand new, customized blog header!
Jennisa at Once Upon a Blog did it for me. Isn't it cute? Even with all the crazy in my head, she was able to figure out what I was describing. See, the seams don't match so they need to be ripped out? Get it?! If you need a blog header go check out Jennisa's site. She also does buttons and signatures.
I really like it. It really perks up the blog, doesn't it?

Monday, January 2, 2012

Caught between the moon and New York City

Well, not quite. I am caught between modern and traditional. Does anybody else have this problem?

I am a member of the Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild and I love clean lines, but I dislike Kona Ash. What a waste of a colour. Medium Gray or Charcoal is so much better. I don't like novelty prints. They are cheesy in my opinion and some of them creep me out. I also am not a fan of trends. Seems like you see one and then you see a million copy cats with designs. Example: hexagons. Seemed like there were a million hexagons out there last year. 

I am not a traditional quilter either because I just wing it most of the time. I don't applique and probably never will. I don't really square up my fabric and I add borders and then cut. I do like pretty though- I love floral fabrics. Soft pastel florals. I also love traditional block patterns- straight up blocks.

I think this stems from an adolescence of reading Jane Austen and watching MTV at the same time.