I love blog world. I love modern quilting. I love modern style fabrics. I love traditional quilting. I like traditional fabrics. My preference is modern fabrics and clean simple, uncomplicated, minimalistic style.
Lately I've really noticed the oohs and ahhs, fawning over of a super simple quilt made with just the right 'on trend' fabric. If the quilt is made with a certain trend of the moment designer and white/charcoal, watch out. It's a standing ovation.
And then, a time consuming, technique-based (applique, hand sewing, variety of difficult piecing) quilt that may not have the on trend fabric of the moment....perhaps a previous year trend - does not get as much attention or celebration, oohs and ahhs. Several times this has happened in the past few months, and each time it is like this loud siren going off in my head.
I love designing quilts, and really -my sketchbook continues to dictate my simple piecing, graphic designs, etc. I will never have the patience for the intricate piecing that I so admire, so I'm confused at this thinking I have. It's this internal conflict - if a quilt is made with popular fabric, despite the design, it is a more popular quilt?
Am I evolving into another stage of my quilting appreciation? Have I outgrown something?
Does this happen to be part of my internal struggle trying to identify modern vs traditional?
Does any of this make sense?
What is my problem?