I mean no disrespect to any designer in this post. I am sure there are plenty of designers out there who say they don’t like my work too, and I understand their opinions. I also know that we all have different tastes, some people like scrappy, and some don’t. Some people like bright colors, some don’t. Some people like old fashioned blocks and others don’t. If we all liked the same things, quilt shows would be extremely boring. And I have designed a few quilts in the past which even I think now are ugly, although I’m sure I didn’t feel that way when I designed and made them.
However, after doing some extensive blogging and group reading yesterday, I noticed a trend… just cutting fabric into big pieces and sewing them back together and calling it a quilt. No real design, just … well to me some of them looked like a plain mess. What I find sad about this is that people are paying money for patterns for these messes. No, they just don’t do anything for me.
Now, to cut fabric into a lot of little pieces and sew them back together in a pattern of some kind, that’s a quilt. And then there was Speedy Strips… I’m sure some people had words about that one, but I still like it. As I said before, if we all liked the same things, quilt shows would be extremely boring.