Decisions..Decisions!!! What to do?

Butler Bundle

 Do you ever look at a Fabric Bundle like it is the most precious thing in the world?  Does your head go spinning with the endless possibilities of what amazing thing you could create with it?

But which idea do you pick?  What if your other idea would be better?  What if the vision in your head does not match the reality of what you create?  Did that poor, beautiful fabric bundle get cut up for nothing?

It is so funny how I sometimes attach feelings to fabric.  Someone (in this case fabric designer Amy Butler) has spent such a great deal of time creating such beautiful fabric,  I don’t want to disappoint!

Decisions… Decisions… What to do?

I guess I need to cut the rope and see what yummy things I have to play with.

Bulter Layout

Awe…Cutting into a new bundle is so scary sometimes.  Scary Good with some butterflies in the stomach.

I added some Kona Snow as a solid base with all that deliciousness.  I think I’ll need to stare some more.  Maybe I can pick a thought in my head and go with it.  Until then, have a good one,

Toodles!

Can Amish Quilts be thought of as Modern?

Amish Quilt Book SchmuckerI attended a lecture last night at Elizabethtown College (PA) where Dr.Janneken Smucker spoke on her book, Amish Quilts, Crafting an American Icon.  If you have a chance to grab her book, it is filled with some of the oldest quilts I have ever had the pleasure of viewing.  But the thing that grabbed me during the lecture is how much some of these quilts can be viewed as current day Modern.  They always say “history repeats itself” and this book proves that thought. There is representation of “wonky” quilts, two toned cleaned lined quilts, appliqued quilts and block quilts.  The thing that amazes me as I looked at the photos, these are all done BY HAND!!!

So, Are Amish Quilts Modern?  Well, I’m sure any Amish person would think you were crazy.  However, after looking at the photos in this book, I think there is definitely something to argue.