Saturday, July 31, 2010

If you were a quilt, what would you look like?

Have you thought about it? This is the first quilt challenge for the new Online Quilt Museum. Click here for all the details. Hardly any rules. You have 'till the end of October. The clues are in your stash. So, when you're driving or taking a shower, whenever you do your best thinking, think up a quilt that looks like "you." Not a portrait necessarily, but a quilt that your friends would say, "Oh, that is so you!"

8 comments:

"Lois Grebowski" said...

It would definitely be a wide quilt! LOL!

I would guess it's kinda brightly colored, slightly whimsical, simple pattern, and wide...very wide.

Selvage Quilter said...

I feel like I know you better already! Lol. Are you going to make the quilt?

Mine would be very scrappy. Some traditional touches. Some surprises. Now that I'm pondering the topic, these characteristics describe the quilts I DO make!

Let's see, I'd add more blue to this quilt because I'm fairly calm. Most of the time. And I have surprisingly few blues in my stash. Yayy! New reason to add to my stash.

Funoldhag said...

Mine would be a "crazy" quilt. Very scrappy--full of oriental, batiks, Aunt Grace, loud colors, beautiful romantic florals and some ethnic pieces thrown in the mix. I so love working with all types of fabric. Let's see, the center would be a great machine buttonhole stitched applique, and maybe surrounded by some paper pieced sashing. Somewhere there would be some curved piecing that I finally mastered after quilting for years and years and years. I would do some hand quilting like I used to do all the time and the rest by machine which I am getting better at. That quilt would truly represent all that I love about this wonderful art. Forgot to say that I might even add some embroidery! Carol

Elsa said...

interesting concept! I'm going to have to think about this one!

live a colorful life said...

Um, definitely LOTS of selvages. Separated by "themes" in each block. Because I obsessively categorize them. Which actually says a lot about me, I guess...

Shirley said...

I had some interesting comments on this Karen as I mentioned your blog and posed your question. I think people put more of themselves into their quilts than they realise. Most of my quilts have pink in them somewhere and I cannot do dark and sultry. I said that I was one of those that bulged a bit in the middle and had bits of thread dangling off them. In my dreams I am a beautiful wholecloth and of course perfectly stitched. One day I will make it.
Shirley.

Linda Robertus said...

My points definitely wouldn't match, haha!

Quiltdivajulie said...

My "me" quilt is being bound now ... and I've been making notes for my response to your challenge ... stay tuned!