blathering on about knitting, quilting, spinning, crochet, my family, cats, goats, the dog, singing, clogging, and living in The Bush
Thursday, May 17, 2007
In today's post Caity did a riff on old quilting books and where people were at, when she started quilting back in '92 or '93 or so. Boy did that Country Bride book take me back. I HATED those bloody things.
This is not a 'traditional versus contemporary' thing and not even a 'pieced versus applique' thing. I've made a gazillion or so tradional style quilts... admittedly mostly pieced either by hand or machine rather than applique ... and about the first hundred or so were hand quilted to boot ... but I have never ever ever been into " nauseatingly sweet and pretty applique quilt that the whole world is copying "
So here's what I was doing in '92 and '93
and I'm trying to remember what my favourite books were back then.
Walking the fine line between creativity and obsession on my 10 acres of bushland. I share my life with my severely autistic son, and also my daugher and son-in-law, 4 cats and 4 goats, a very small dog who apparently thinks he's a Rottweiler ... or a cat ... and a collection of fabrics and fibres that can be seen from space.