Despite feeling blah all last week, Thursday was a somewhat busy day. As my mother used to say, "I won't feel any better if I stay home." So I went to the studio. This is what greeted me.
Over the weekend I rested and even took a nap on Saturday afternoon. I still have not visited my mother because I didn't think it was a good idea to walk into a facility sounding like Typhoid Mary.
I will go out tomorrow to get a few ingredients I am missing for my contribution on Thursday, but that is about it. Working at home. I will even dye some scarves at home tomorrow and then hope to print them next week in time for the craft fair on December 1. Oh, dear. Not much time!
I finally finished sewing down the facing on my green quilt, which I have called Renewal, and am ready to stitch another piece that I have been playing with.
Also, I received my premier issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited, which they kindly sent me after my issue did not arrive (because of the hurricane and the NJ post office disasters). If my original ever shows up intact, I will have a giveaway. It's quite a nice magazine: visually attractive and full of quilt patterns and projects geared for the most part, for confident beginner to intermediate.
The words fresh (whatever that means), clean lines, stylish color, and sophisticated modern design come up again and again when people describe modern quilts. But then there are the traditional patterns that are in Ruby McKim's 101 Patchwork Patterns (the only book on the market in 1974 when I started quilting) and in the old issues of Quilters Newsletter. These are still traditional, just done in different fabrics. But somehow, they are perceived as modern.
The first quilt I made was a Spiderweb pattern. 1974. The fabrics were different but the colors were consistent.
I found some modern spiderwebs on the 'net today and woud like to share them with you.
Does any of these these strike you as modern? Why? Why not? Let's talk.