Tuesday, May 4, 2010
MT Swap Inspiration
I love quilts! There's something about all that patchwork that just makes me absolutely giddy. My favorite quilts are bold and geometric. Quilts that exhibit brights against a pale, neutral background are especially gorgeous. I really love star blocks (couldn't you tell by my Round 2 picks?) of all types. Flying Geese are some of the coolest traditional blocks I've ever seen; I love them en masse or just a few sprinkled over a solid background fabric. Right now I'm really digging quilts that use the same block in multiple sizes, like these two.
There are no colors that I hate, but I'm not a fan of dusty colors or a shabby chic look. I especially love chartreuse, magenta, and gray. Prints, batiks, and solids are all acceptable fabrics in my book.
Perhaps the only thing I really hate is when a quilt isn't squared up properly. I think it makes the overall piece look badly done, no matter how nice the piecing and quilting may be. Any shape is fine, but I particularly love equilateral square quilts.
I can't wait to see what my partner makes for me! I wonder if I'll be able to pick it out of the flickr pool...