Beyond Tradition is a book I designed a few years ago to showcase traditional designs and introduce more modern designs. It has the "Study in Black and White" as well as chevron type stipes, "Pizzaz". It can be purchased on my website for $5.00, for a limited time at juliepopadesign.com.
Yesterday I had the privlage of showing some of my quilts at the Piece By Piece Quilt Guild in Hyde Park, UT. It was fun to see quilters that have taught me and some that I have taught through the years. They are fun, amazingly talented, and very generous with each other and the quilts they make. It inspired me to sew more often!
As I showed each quilt we talked about the comment that has been shared about me that I was ahead of my time when I made my book "Beyond Tradition" and a few other patterns. Now that the quilt industry has a huge modern side I should fit in, but I'm not sure. So we decided I must be in a different dimension. 😊 Do you ever feel that way?
"They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." -Andy Worhol
Here are a few of my different designs, but I like them....
This is my pattern "Simply Sublime". It has three dimensional leaves, yes they are leaves but many people see them as different things. One person thought they were fish jumping out of water, so I took this photo on a river bed.
This is an all wool table runner named "All Deco'd Out", it has some Art Deco inspiration, big and bold.
This is actually a table topper created from my "Fun with Shapes" pattern. I just liked displaying it on the chair, it shows the great spaces the orange peel shape makes.
These patterns and more can be purchased on my website, juliepopadesign.com.
... So I guess what it comes down to, when creating, art, and design, do what you like, at least you will like yourself!