Wait, wait wait, before you answer that you need to know the guidelines…
Matchy Matchy Girls like:
- points to be perfect
- blocks to be square in 6, 8, 10, 12 inch finished formats
- fabrics within blocks to complement each other perfectly
- tones/hues/shades of the same colour within a block
- lots of small scale fabrics
- appliqué blocks
- traditional blocks
- beige/white/cream backgrounds
- sashing strips
- sampler quilts
Lets face it, most of us matchy-matchy girls have been quilting for a while now and were/are influenced by the quilts we had in our homes while we were growing up. We love anything with old-school charm and usefulness.
Here are a few examples of my own more traditional blocks/quilts with matchy-matchy beautifulness.
But, matchy-matchy doesn’t always have to be traditional and traditional doesn’t have to be old-fashioned…I think these pictures fit the bill for traditional style/matchy-matchy blocks/quilts but they certainly aren’t old-fashioned.
And, here are the guidelines for OMG anything goes.
- OMG anything goes (LOL)
- Really… Anything Goes
- Nope we are not worrying about anything
- If it doesn’t work, it works
I am trying everyday to become more free spirited regarding colour, improv piecing and modern cutting/sewing techniques in my quilt making. I am inspired by quilts I see on Pinterest, Instagram and those made by my friends at the PEIMQG.
Here are some modest examples of what I think is modern, (many copied from things I love on line, others things I made).
So there you have it. Which are you?
I am either/neither/both Matchy-Matchy and OMG Anything Goes . Mostly I am growing bolder, brighter and braver. I am evolving and IMHO, that is a good thing.
Have an awesomely creative day.