Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Quilting Your Truth

I needed to bind a quilt yesterday... so you know what that means... mindless Internet surfing while I stitch! Yes I can sew and surf...  and it makes binding less mind numbing to say the least!

So while surfing about on home-reno blogs I came to a small mention of a woman talking about her " type" when it came to her clothing colors and how she was applying that to her decorating.  So like any good surfer this lead me down a deep rabbit hole into the world of  ~ Dressing Your Truth~   ( you may choose to plunge down that rabbit hole yourself by clicking that link, but be warned you can just kiss the rest of your day goodbye!)

In a nutshell DYT is a system that helps people learn to dress and present themselves in a way that is most true to their core personality. The outcome being a more comfortable persona that is in harmony with your life and style.   There are 4 types( styles) with help on colors  (chromas)..  There is much more to the system and some day I might even get around to doing it, but I am a Type 3.. that is clear from my rooting around and reading on different websites. This was not a huge surprise to me but did help me understand why some of the clothing choices I have made in the past have been mistakes ..no matter how much I have loved them they did not look right on me since they were not true to my nature.

This whole  read-a-thon brought me to thinking about how color and style influences quilting and why we are attracted to certain colors and afraid to work with others. How we might try to work in one style and really want to do it because it's popular but it truly never resonates with us.  The DYT concept makes it clear how color ( actually the depth and tone of color) and personality have a great influence on how we feel while earing them ( or quilting with them!)

 In fact... learning how to
Quilt Our Own Truth! (my term)

I hope to have more time to think about this as the days pass and reflect more about it  here... what do you think?... How do those colors effect the way you think or feel in your home or clothing or quilting?  Do  you see this in your life?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Chattanooga Modern Quilt Guild

Today was the first meeting of the Chattanooga Modern Quilt Guild.  It was a wonderful 1st meeting and we have high hopes for many more equally great members over time.  If you are interested in joining us at a meeting take a peek here: HERE

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Load her up!

Ohhh it feels like an age since I have been able to dance with Sir Lancelot! But last night I loaded up an adorable customer quilt that I am really looking forward to doing. It is the hap-hap-happiest of little quilts and it makes me smile just looking at it. Not to mention how soft it is!  I think this is a Moda flannel but for the life I me I don't remember which line. All hearts and flowers.. very girly and adorable.

The client has requested hearts and flowers quilting and I am happy to do that. Such a happy quilt does not need or even call for serious quilting.. it needs something that goes right along with the happy theme. As always my hope is that the quilting helps tell the story of the quilt and makes it even more than what it is as a pieced top.

The bright and cheery color choices in this top mean that the thread is not going to be a huge consequence since in no way would you want to compete. Often I might turn to a neutral like Lavender..but in this case I have a spool of rainbows in a variegated shading that blends very well so I am going to go with that on the front and back.  This is going to be fun!