Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Read This Post

Not this one.  Well, AFTER you're done reading this one:


Rachel's quilting blog, Stitched in Color, has a post about Things I Don't Say (but really think).  VERY interesting reading, with a whopping 320 comments last time I checked! Quilters talking about what they think quilting should really be about, which can be very different things depending on who you're talking to.

I was surprised at the number of people dissing Sherbet Pips, the new fabric line from Moda.  This was a little disconcerting, since I just bought a jelly roll of the complete collection for my next quilt.

But really, what's not to like?

Moda SHERBET PIPS 5 INCH Charm Pack Fabric Squares Kit
photo courtesy of materialgirlchic.etsy.com

I've been wanting to do a quilt with a strong vintage flavor to it.  AND, once and for all, I need to Learn How to Love the Color Gray.  This seemed like the perfect way to accomplish both of these things. So phooey on all the nay-sayers!  I think it's a great collection.
I did want to tell some of the posters my own personal philosophy about quilting, which I've shared here before:  It's not about being perfect, it's about learning and HAVING FUN (the emphasis on that last part was definitely needed).
Anyway, I'd welcome the opportunity to continue the conversation here if anyone is so inclined.


  1. Well, some people just take things wayyy too seriously. Unless you're quilting to somebody else's specifications, or for a show or competition with specific requirements, WHATEVER YOU FEEL LIKE DOING IS TERRIFIC!~!

    And about hating on anything that's popular:

    I understand that some folks have a low tolerance for watching public enthusiasm for the latest fad, but that doesn't make the item (be it Pips or a Supernova quilt) any less valuable for those who love them. Tired of seeing the same old same-o? Make something entirely different and share it! :D

    On the other side, with a little imagination, I can think that it might be fun to be snuggled under an old quilt, watching a show - and then remember: "hey! This was that design that went viral back around 2010," and smile at having been a part of a global "party" (as it were).

    Sometimes we forget how very public our personal blogs (and the comments) are, and "speak" in ways that don't exhibit our best manners.

    But I have to say: I really appreciate all the upbeat, positive, inspirational blogs I frequent. You all inspire me to reach for my best creative heights, to finish things I started, and even (yikes!) to jump in on one of the fads of the year just for the global camaraderie of it.

  2. P.S. I, too, adore Pips, and I really hope yardage is still available when I'm allowed to buy fabric again!

  3. Thanks for the comments Lyn! I agree. What's wrong with being part of a global party? Being an artist, whether you're serious or just a dabbler, is all about what You Want to Do at any given moment.