Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Begging for Attention

Pokey wants a belly rub! and hmmm, what that on the table near her? could it be bits of the secret project?


It was really fun to see the results of the old poll. Ya'all overwhelmingly voted for photos rather than illustrations to explain the techniques. Now if only money really were no object, we'd be set.

Here's the next question for you. How concerned are you that you see new material (quilts and/or techniques) in Lazy Days in Quiltville? Do you care if you've seen the quilts already in blogs (which are ephemeral and yet always here...) or on Quiltville? I know what my opinion is, but would be really interested to see what ya'all think. Poll is in the sidebar, please to vote.

I've been rather dull lately. Not much to show for myself, although I have been working. I watched the Tour de France on Sunday, the first time this year. I'd been so bummed out about the doping and cyclists getting thrown off the tour, the dissolution of my favorite team, and the horribleness of actually watching it in France (laptop set up to get English audio with a 30 second delay) that I couldn't get excited. Then I was flipping through channels and there they were in the Alps and I was hooked.

12 comments:

Kristin L said...

I haven't watched any TdF, but anything in the Alps makes me smile. :-)

I wanna see see a few pre-blogged favorites (like that atomic orange Lone Star of Bonnie's) and new stuff too!

jovaliquilts said...

The two choices in your poll weren't enough for me (though I voted for stuff in blogs already is fine). I'd like both. I want to learn techniques, and old stuff is fine for that, but new stuff is inspiring.

comicbooklady said...

I want to see both, but always the choice should be between those that best illustrate the point.

Karen said...

You must give the kitties shampoos, they are always so clean. Pokey is adorable.

kaicevy said...

How concerned are you that you see new material (quilts and/or techniques) in Lazy Days in Quiltville? Do you care if you've seen the quilts already in blogs (which are ephemeral and yet always here

Diane said...

Tonya, I can't answer your poll question one way or the other. To me, the beauty of owning this book would be to have the techniques explained and illustrated all in one place. Select the quilts that best illustrate your points. If you have some gaps, make a few new samples. But don't feel you have to create all brand new work. If you fall into that trap, you'll never get the book written!
By the way, I got sucked into the vortex of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (only saw Acts 1 & 2) and thought it was hysterical. Couldn't help but wonder if the losing outfit in Episode 1 of Project Runway was inspired by the good doctor's boots, gloves and lab coat. Hah!

Anonymous said...

I love the stuff you and Bonnie have done...I am SO INSPIRED by your work. To be able to lay in bed at the end of the day and look through this book, even at stuff I have seen, ahh...HEAVEN! Julie

cher said...

love the tease about the super secret project...

Sharon said...

How can I answer your poll? You forgot the 3rd choice: I'd like some of both, please. Whatever best shows the technique. And a mix of old and new is good, too. It's all inspiring and yummy.

What a very adorable tummy! It looks like it needs a nice rub!

Your little teaser piece looks veerryy interesting!

Clare said...

Same as everyone else I think - new and old. Haven't had a chance to see the Tour - much too busy. I've missed the Pyrennes and the Alps anyway, which are the best bits.

I printed off your Basics tutorial and the way that has been illustrated is great - mixture of the two.

Andrea said...

Is that dinosaur fabric in the secret project??? What ever it is it looks really cute! By the way, I LOVE the wood block print in your Paris post....oh I want some, I want some, I want some!

K. said...

I enjoy new material of course, but we don't expect you and Bonnie to recreate everything just so we can be entertained!

Also, I have learned that sometimes an illustration can better explain a technique than a photo. If the technique is rather involved, illustrations plus photo can clarify. Occasionally, I am not sure what I am seeing in a photo and a simple line drawing can clarify the issue.