Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Two Question Tueday - 7/12/11

Two Question Tuesday – 7/12/11

Here's the deal - I really liked Mama M.'s Five Question Friday - but that's just too many questions for me.  So I'm going to do my version - and without the linky thingy.

I'll ask two questions and then give you my answers.  If you want to play - you can give me your answers in the comment section.  If you have a blog and would rather answer them there - just leave a link to your blog instead.  I don't know how to do the "Linky" thing like Mama M. yet - and to be honest - I would rather sew than find out - so I'll do it this way until I figure it out.

Two questions for you this Tuesday -

1.    Are you interested in hearing other bloggers’ music selections?

2.    What is “modern” quilting?


1.  Are you interested in hearing other bloggers’ music selections?

Nope.  There was one time though – a blogger had made an “Elephant” block and had a music clip of “Elephant Walk” on her blog – that was kinda cute.  BUT - you had to click on it to hear it.  It didn’t just come on automatically – which I think is EXTREMELY ANNOYING!!!

2.  What is “modern” quilting?

I’m not really sure what “modern” quilting is – or what it is supposed to be.  The quilts that I see that are being called “modern” appear to be patterns with simple lines - squares and/or rectangles – and solid fabrics.  They look Amish to me – or like the Gees Bend quilts.

Or they use those “NEW” big/splashy “Flower Power” prints that remind me of the 60’s and 70’s.  Sorry, guys – but that was 40-50 years ago!  If you weren’t born back then – they may be "NEW" to you - but I was there! To me – that "look" is NOT "modern" - it's OLD!!

And to prove that IT'S NOT JUST ME - 

Bonnie K. Hunter said in a recent post  -
Quiltville's Quips and Snips!! - Sunday – 7/10/11 – As Seen Around Sisters! -
(emphasis added by me)

...The past couple of years, the ladies from Gees Bend have been at the show, and I always love coming to see their wonky quilts. What really struck me as FUNNY ((not haha funny, but peculiar funny I guess)) Is how MODERN these look, but they are not, right? These are bare bones UTILITY quilts. Well, there was also an exhibit by the Portland Modern Quilt Guild. And I could swear…what they thought was modern, was just a re-do of the good old Gees Bend style utility quilt! But what I love about the utility quilts is the use of recycled fabric, anything, everything from corduroy to denim to poly to sheets to whatever....

No offense, Christina – but BOB and I totally agree!


OK - your turn.

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


  1. No, I don't like other blogger's music. I usually keep my speakers turned off when I look @ blogs cuz I find the music annoying....When I forget and have it blasting out at me, I usually have to pick myself up off the floor, I've had such a fright! lol I like it even less then! Modern quilting = arrogance, smarminess, I'm better than you attitude, over-the-top self-importance and last but not least...gulliblity.....

  2. #1 - No, I don't care to listen to another bloggers music - I keep my speakers off, so wouldn't hear it anyway :-)
    #2 - "Modern Quilts" - I think it's a excuse to not match points, to cut odd angles, etc... which really is okay with me. I think it's a blend of 'traditional' quilts and 'art' quilts. Quilting is a form of self expression and "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". I have passed over quilts that have 'ribboned' in a quilt show and wondered "how?", and yet have stopped and really examined a quilt that others pass by.

  3. Other blogger's music is one of my pet peeves. I get royally pissed when I have to scramble around to turn the volumn down because THEIR choice of music is coming through my speakers. I stay away from the bloggers that I know have music.

    Modern quilts don't really do anything for me. I don't see the attraction. I'm trying my very best to have my points match and my blocks square, so why would I want to do otherwise? I think the quilters that whip out a quilt every other day are the ones that like modern.

  4. I'm only going to answer #1 because that was MY blog with the Baby Elephant Walk. And you probably missed it, but the first two days or so after I posted the quilt, the music came on automatically. Since it's an annoying little tune (after you've heard it a few dozen times), I reset it to just come on when you click on it after that.

    So, to answer #1, I don't mind other blogger's music, so long as I can figure out a way to shut it off quickly (I know, I know, my player is at the bottom) if I choose AND it doesn't slow the page loading W-A-A-A-A-Y down. I've found some really great stuff that way, but I'll listen to just about anything, so maybe it's just me. :)

    #2...not gonna touch that one! Quilt what you want to quilt and I'll leave the labels for someone else. (Or label them silently to myself in my head...)


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