Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Quilt Con: Trends Part II

I'm back with more observations from Quilt Con. If you missed my first set of trends, feel free to check them out too.

Circles or Quarter Circles

Drunkard's Path blocks of all arrangements seemed to be everywhere. While this compositional unit has been around since the 1800's, I have noticed a recent resurgence. It's difficult to derive how this came about, but some possible instigators are Leanne Charley, Amanda Hohnstreiter,
Angela Pingel who wrote A Quilter's MixologyJen Carlton Bailey, Latifah Saffir, and Cheryl Arkison.
Balancing Act by Amanda Hohnstreiter

Breathe by Leanne Chahley

Pixel Prowess

Pixels came on the scene a bit ago, but they are still going strong. If you want to try this yourself, I recommend watching the free Craftsy class and checking out my previous post on the subject.
Pixel Pusher II by Caro Sheridan

Little Brother by Stacey Murton

Put a Word on It

Literally making a statement is another trend that has maintained popularity. Messages ranged from emotionally-charged statements like "I AM A WOMAN WHOSE CHILD IS DEAD" (Self-Portrait: Year Two (Beneath the Surface) by Penny Gold) to song lyrics such as "TURN DOWN FOR WHAT?" Adrianne from On The Windy Side had a feminist-minded quilt juried into the show called Tough Titties. You can read about it in her blog post.
Blackbird Fly by Krista Hennebury

I'm going to make a trilogy of my observations, so please come back tomorrow to see the rest.
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  1. Lovely to see my quilt here. I have been making circle quilts for a long while, long before Angela's fantastic book.

  2. I guess my observation about the circles was more that drunkards path in particular seems to be a very popular block and piecing technique at the moment. Some of which were really very cleverly employed.