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Thread: Is This Quilt a "Traditional" or "Innovative" Design?

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    Is This Quilt a "Traditional" or "Innovative" Design?

    I'm going to enter this quilt in a show and the application asks if the quilt is "Traditional Design" or "Innovative Design." Here is what the application says: "Traditional and Innovative refer to design, not to construction techniques. Innovative entries should emphasize innovation in design."

    I have no idea what these terms mean and don't know which one to pick for the application. Which do you think it is?

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    I can't help with your question, but I wanted to say how fantastic this is. Love the floating cubes and your color choices. Good luck at the show!

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    I'd say it is innovative, and a neat design too!
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    I think it would def be Innovative .... your quilt is gorgeous and looks so 3D .... LOVE it

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    I see lots of traditional blocks presented in an innovative way, so I would say innovative. It's a wonderful quilt, and I'd love to know more about it. Is it an original design, or is there a pattern available? Was it hard to make?

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    My vote is for Innovative as well. Love the color combination.

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    What an innovative quilt! Love it.

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    Wonderful! Absolutely gorgeous and most importantly unique. I would classify it as innovative. Good luck. I have not seen other entries into the show but I seriously think that you have a winner.

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    Wow! Innovative, definitely, that's the thing that stands out.

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    impressive no matter how you label it.
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    Innovative and absolutely stunning.
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    Innovative. Yep, it's innovative and beautiful, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    ...I'd love to know more about it. Is it an original design, or is there a pattern available? Was it hard to make?
    This is my class project from a "More Patchwork Illusions" class that I took online at Quilt University with Karen Combs. For six weeks Karen taught us how to choose colors, how to draft traditional blocks on graph paper to make the cube illusion, how to put them together, etc. We were supposed to choose one of our graph paper designs to do in fabric, but I couldn't choose just one so I decided to do a sampler.

    It was alot of fun. I like to design on graph paper, and the inset seams weren't as hard as some others I've attempted. I'd say that it was challenging and time consuming. Each block took 20 to 30 hours each.

    A few were totally original designs. The top center block I named "We're Going to Need a Bigger Boat" from the line in the movie "Jaws." The two top sections are boats and the bottom section is a BIG fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JENNR8R View Post
    This is my class project from a "More Patchwork Illusions" class that I took online at Quilt University with Karen Combs. For six weeks Karen taught us how to choose colors, how to draft traditional blocks on graph paper to make the cube illusion, how to put them together, etc. We were supposed to choose one of our graph paper designs to do in fabric, but I couldn't choose just one so I decided to do a sampler.

    It was alot of fun. I like to design on graph paper, and the inset seams weren't as hard as some others I've attempted. I'd say that it was challenging and time consuming. Each block took 20 to 30 hours each.

    A few were totally original designs. The top center block I named "We're Going to Need a Bigger Boat" from the line in the movie "Jaws." The two top sections are boats and the bottom section is a BIG fish.
    Since you drafted the blocks yourself I think you can safely put it in innovative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I see lots of traditional blocks presented in an innovative way, so I would say innovative. It's a wonderful quilt, and I'd love to know more about it. Is it an original design, or is there a pattern available? Was it hard to make?
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    Just stunning! Good luck with your entry, it sure is a winner!
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    I love how well your border goes with the quilt. Design and all. A beautiful quilt.

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    Innovative for sure! You put your own twist on these blocks and with your color selection and layout it is certainly your own! Wonderful job, fascinating to look at.

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    That is stunning

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    Thanks for the explanation. I will look for a Karen Combs class. I just visited her web site, and her patterns are amazing!

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    I vote for innovative, too. It is beautiful and I think it is a winner, too. Outstanding.

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    Innovative! and beautiful!

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    Wow! What a fantastic design! You must win a first place ribbon for your creation!!!
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    Innovative and IMO it will be a winner.

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    Definitely innovative. Even though you are using traditional blocks the design you used is innovative. The quilt is gorgeous btw.

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