I was looking at several quilts today on Facebook (The AQS show in Paducah makes for lots of pictures) and it made me think about the styles of various quilters. I sometimes think I can identify the maker of a quilt by looking for clues in their style.
When I managed a florist I could always tell which designer made an arrangement just by looking at the style. When I got to know a designer I could always pick out their work. Are my quilts the same? Is there a “style” that makes them identifiable?
When I started quilting I did a lot of hand quilting of vintage and antique quilt tops. (I still do). Since I just did the quilting and the repair I am not sure that my own signature is apparent in them , in fact I try to make it look as if the maker of the top also did the quilting. Here are a few examples of vintage and antique tops that I have hand quilted (click pictures to enlarge)
I made this one from with an old pattern and fabric that someone else pick out and then sold. I made up the border to make it different and It was the first quilt I ever had in an AQS show.
They are all pretty traditional. But some are little more modern looking.
I also like to design my own quilts. I made this Tree quilt early on in my quilting journey.
Modern and Traditional.
I have also made some whole cloth quilts
And dog quilts
Some others that are my own designs
The one I am working on now is sort of modern…based on traditional design….
So is there a style? Once thing in common is that they are all hand quilted. I am interested in all styles of quilts, and I don’t think I will ever want to limit myself to just one.