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Thread: Which do you prefer?

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    Do your tastes tend toward more modern quilt patterns or traditional? I am a total traditional as far as fabrics and patterns go. I love grandmother's flower garden, the ohio star (among the many other stars), etc. Which do you prefer?

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    Traditional patterns and modern fabrics.

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    You can tell by my quilting that I LOVE traditional. When I get a "modern" top to quilt - I just don't know what to quilt on it. I search the web looking for ways to quilt a modern top and even when I find ideas I just am not drawn to them.

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    TRADITIONAL...all the way! I like modern fabs with an old-timey look. GFG, 9-Patch, and Dresden are my favorites. :)

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    I like some in both areas, the same with fabrics. It's like any art medium to me some things take my breath away, some range from great to okay but not Really my taste, then (and I keep this to myself) there's seriously? You wanted it to look like that? :-)

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    As a handquilter I much prefer wholecloth. I am not as skilled at piecing or applique so I prefer the wholecloth as I can get right to the part I like best. Quilting through and or around lots of seams is annoying and uses up energy I would prefer to use on the quilting. I do love fabric and satisfy my collector's heart by purchasing lots of child friendly prints and making Linus quilts from them strickly by machine.

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    Simple. not many triangles or weird shapes for me. I guess that's modern.

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    Traditional mostly, sometime modern just for a change.

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    Traditional.

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    Traditional is my favorite by far, but enjoy many styles and make them along with mostly traditionals.

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    I must be more modern. I think 30s fabrics and 30s patterns are about the ugliest things ever. You all can officially have my share.

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    I am on mixed up kid, I LOVE them ALL :roll:

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    I like them all but tend to do more traditional, I've been trying to get outside that box.

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    I'm with sissor Queen, I hate the 30's fabric however I lean towards the traditional but like most fabrics.

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    Both. I've always enjoyed history so I'm attracted to traditional. I also make a lot of political quilts and that leads to either outright modernism or modernized traditional.

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    I think I agree with Irishrose. I like traditional patterns with new bright fabrics.

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    Traditional patterns.
    Reproductions fabrics.
    Quilts with patriotic themes and colors.
    Blenders (Jinny Beyer, marbles, tone-on-tone).
    Self-designed patterns.

    Jan in VA

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    I just want to look at the quilt or quilt pattern and be able to say "Oh my gosh, how beautiful is that!" Beautiful and ugly come in both traditional and modern.

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    Love traditional, but will sometimes 'cross over'

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    I find my tastes change all the time. I started out having no interest in civil war repro fabrics and traditional quilts and now I can't get enough.

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    I love the traditionals. I love the patterns with a new twist of colors or quilting.

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    Modern for me

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    I love them both. The traditional literally touch my heart but any modern twist on one thrills me. I absolutely love a well done art quilt. On the other hand, I really don't like OBW and some of the geometrical ones. I can see the skill that goes into making them but wouldn't want to own one. They don't seem quilty to me but the artist in me says go for it.

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    Modern patters. If I am going to be doing a traditional block, it needs the modern fabrics. I even love the Art Quilts but have not hand the nerve to do one of these yet :wink:

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    Traditional.

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