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Thread: traditional or art Quilts???

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    Hello all,

    i look at myself your beautiful Quilts for some time. I noticed that nearly all Quilts make with traditional design.
    Sew some of you also modern Art-quilts?


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    Welcome! :-)

    There are a few very talented people in here who make art quilts. The majority are more traditional though. Do you have any photos of your work?

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    I do traditional quilts. Never tried anything else really. Welcome.

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    I happen to love both!!! :D :D :D
    I think over time we have more members doing some art quilts.
    I too would love to see yours!!! 8) 8) 8)

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    My current projekt is an applique with muppet (is not really a artquilt, but it is not traditional also, or? )

    I will make a few more pictures tomorrow...


    Block 3 and 4
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    and Oskar the grunch
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    Block 1 and 2 for my current projekt
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    Those blocks are absolutely ADOREABLE! hadta giggle when I saw them. :)
    I don't know what "type" of quilt you'd call it other than adorable.

    You've done a great job and captured the muppets perfectly :)

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    love your sesame quilts - they are very cute.

    i'm an Art Quilter but i prefer to say i'm a Contemporary Quilt Artist since i think all quilts are a work of art.

    the only difference to me is either its traditional or contemporary but its all art.

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    I love those blocks! They're awesome!

    Well done :-)

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    Cute blocks!!
    I am more of a traditional quilter. I hope to dabble someday in the "Art" style of quilting.

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    I smiled and laughed out loud over their adorable hair, expressions, the fabrics you chose!!! I love how you have parts of them slightly out of the blocks, the fur, My grandkids would love this!!!! You are an Artist!!! :D :D :D

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    Those are the cutest blocks!!
    I am in love with them
    Do you mind telling us where you found the patterns?

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    Very cute quilt blocks!!You did a great job on those!
    Guess I would have to call myself a traditional quilter as I mostly make the "old fashioned looking quilts" even though I do also like the more modern one's when I see them all made up. Just don't think I know how to pick the right color and fabric or pattern for the modern look. :cry:

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    Love your quilt blocks, especially Oscar (he was always my favorite). I like the embellishments-the fur and hair. Great job. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Please post a picture when you finish.

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    Your Sesame Street guys are adorable!! I love how you used the fake fur. Oscar is my fav, too!

    ETA- For the person looking for a pattern for Sesame Street characters- I made my son an Elmo quilt and I used a coloring book and just enlarged the picture. Then I used flannels and fleece to cut the shapes out of and appliqued them on.

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    Your blocks are GREAT! I adore them.

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    Wonderful Muppet blocks. Welcome from a traditional quilter whose goal is to make as many of the traditional blocks as she can. (I can dream, can't I?) I have made one landscape quilt wall hanging.

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    Your blocks are adorable. I have been doing this for 40 years and have tried everything. I have boxes and trunks full of my work. It ranges from placemats to queensize quilts. While my greatest love is the handquilting process I also love playing with the decorative stitches on my machines and wonderful fancy threads etc. I have a twin size quilt I made with some of my collection of oriental fabrics that is done crazy quilt style using embroidered pieces as the center of each block. It is also embelished with everything I could think of. The last border is made of dimensional half circles of red sateen fabric to resemble oriental coins.
    Quilting is what ever you want it to be. I have seen works that incorporated metal, plastic and even wood.
    It doesn't have to be your grandmother's blanket.

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    I just love your sesame street characters, you really captured them! They are wonderful!!

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    I, too, am a more traditional quilter, but I LOVE your Sesame Street blocks. They are fantastic and you did a wonderful job. Love the different textured fabrics you used. Some child is going to be soooo lucky!

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    First, your work is wonderful no matter what category it is placed. The embellishing lights up the characters!

    I consider myself a contemporary quilter like Klue's term for herself - though don't claim to have her skill! I do a lot of contemporary interpretations of traditional quilting. That includes purses, totes, table runners, etc. as well as some arty wall hanging pieces.
    I also have amassed a large amount of the Art Quilter's tools and embellishments to stretch my skills and enjoy more original creative design pieces. I feel fortunate to be able to - cross the lines - back and forth to admire and appreciate both worlds, as well as add my two cents worth of ability to each!

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    I'm a non-traditional quilt artist and, like Klue, I believe all quilts are art. I find it much more rewarding to come up with my own style and interpretation of even the most traditional quilt patterns, but more often than not, my designs are inspired by abstract art works of the early 20th century or based on optical illusion/dimensional concepts.

    I do use traditional piecing methods, I just prefer not to remake what someone else has already done. :oops: As a 12th generation New Englander, however, I have an enormous appreciation for all styles of traditional and antique quilts.

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    I love the Sesame Street blocks. They are wonderful. Great job on all of them. They will make a beautiful quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    love your sesame quilts - they are very cute.

    i'm an Art Quilter but i prefer to say i'm a Contemporary Quilt Artist since i think all quilts are a work of art.

    the only difference to me is either its traditional or contemporary but its all art.
    Nicely said, Klue.

    The Sesame Blocks are adorable!

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    those are amazing!! very nice job

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    I Love Oscar!!!!!!

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