So I spent this afternoon setting up google reader to follow my favourite blogs so that I don’t have to keep everyone’s blog addresses in my head. Reading through posts, I followed a link to Modify Tradition, a blog about making traditional blocks with a modern twist, plus posts on what the writers think makes a traditional block and what makes a modern one. Definitely an interesting read if you like modern quilts.
This post on Modify Tradition posts had a link to a cute block on flickr which led me to this post by Retro Mama. Now Retro Mama’s profile pic is a pear pincushion and it got me thinking. I have a fruit bowl sitting empty on the coffee table because the fruit goes in the fridge so that it lasts longer. Would it be good to fill it with some fabric apples and pears, or would that look silly? Hubby didn’t like the idea – I think he sees it as one step away from me making him quilted waistcoats or something, which really wouldn’t fit with his baggy trousers and t-shirts look. I think it could look quite cool though (the fabric fruit, not the quilted waistcoat). Or am I taking homemade a bit too far?