A few weeks ago I finally got my copy of 'quilting modern' by Jackie and Katie. I gotta say I love this book. I really want my boss to get it for the store, so I made a quick sample from the book.
I straight line quilted it. ( In retrospect I would have done something a bit more creative but I really did want to get it into the store.) So I was showing it to my boss and she was NOT impressed and called it lazy. LAZY???? I think she was talking about the straight line quilting.
Is there really anything lazy in quilting? Just an hour before she and I were looking at some panel fabric that had just come in and she was saying you don't even have to cut them apart and sash just put a border on and pft, pft, pft it is done. And what about using the computer on a long arm to do your quilting for you? Or a stitch regulator!
I think all these things make getting the job done a bit easier. There is a time and place for each one of these shortcuts(?). What is lazy to some people may be the only way another person can finish a project. It all depends on skill and comfort level and personal preference. In defense of my boss tho, she is an amazing quilter and I do learn alot from her, maybe even 'if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all'.