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    Modern vs Traditional

    Hi from Oregon. I have been "lurking" on the site. Getting lots of info, learning new stuff and having grins and giggles but decided to join in on the fun. I first learned to quilt long ago and far away when I took a quilt class for beginners. It was hand quilting using templates and cutting everything with scissors. (That was before rotary cutters!) As a working person I had little time but by hit and miss and off and on I taught myself to piece on my machine.
    My sister is a devout quilter, even has a longarm quilting business, encouraged me all the time. But recently a couple things happened. One, I got a decent sewing machine. Yup, that made all the difference. I love my Janone, enough said. Second, I now have time to sew. And finally, I learned to hand dye material so I can get the colors I want.
    Funny thing about my quilts....When I make a full size (bed or crib) I make traditional patterns. But when I make a wall hanging, I go for modern. Am I the only conflicted quilter out there
    Anyway, glad to be here and join this wonderful circle of friends. Taino Jan

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    Hi and welcome from MO.I don't make may wall hangings but in quilts I have tried lots of different kinds. Traditional usually.
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    Haven't gotten into wallhangings. I like traditional quilts. May stem from grandmother and great aunt that made traditional quilts when I was growing up. Welcome from Texas.

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    Hello from Southern CA. Love them all.

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    I have also been lurking for some time also. I started quilting many years ago with hand piecing and hand quilting. It has only been in the last several years that I have made the switch to macine piecing. Now I need to learn how
    to machine quilt.

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    Hello from Tennessee! I'm so glad you decided to join the fun. Congratulations on getting a great sewing machine.

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    I love the traditional quilts. But I am like you when it comes to wall hangings. I have one hanging in our living room the was just rattling around in my head. I did it and love it. It looks like planets in outer space.

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. I have to admit that I am mostly a traditional quilter. Maybe because the order in a traditional quilt, no matter how intricate, calms my soul.
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    I'm traditional in design, modern combos in color, and then completely modern in techniques...scissors? what's that? templates are only for already stripped together fabrics, and one block at a time means one was all i was making!

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    Hi and Welcome from Florida! A lot of us here have Janomes and love them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gigi10 View Post
    I love the traditional quilts. But I am like you when it comes to wall hangings. I have one hanging in our living room the was just rattling around in my head. I did it and love it. It looks like planets in outer space.
    Would love to see your design. Have you figured out how to post photos? I haven't but hope you can.

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    Welcome from San Diego County, California. I like to make all types of quilts or wall hangings, traditional and modern.
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    Hi from Peoria, Arizona. No, you aren't the only one who likes both traditional and modern. I am a very new quilter, but I want to do them all! It sounds like you have quite a lot of experience. I look forward to seeing pictures of your work!
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