Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Modern Quilting

Before we moved here to Arizona I went to a few classes in Oregon about "Modern Quilting".  I was hoping that we would get into making some modern quilts, and they may have, but I didn't get a chance to keep going. However for the classes I went to, there was a teacher that is a fabric designer for Michael Miller, explaining the 7 elements that are considered to make a quilt "Modern", such as expansive negative space, and minimalism.  From what I've heard, there seems to be a lot of strong opinions such as  "It's not modern, it's what quilters have always done"  which actually goes along with one of the descriptions of a modern quilt, "Traditional Modernism" traditional piecing with bright or bold fabrics.    
Well I don't care what you want to call this style of quilting, I like it.  
Back in April of 2014 I made this little doll quilt for my swap partner in Germany.  It is paper pieced but using the bright bold fabrics.  It wasn't orginally made to be a modern quilt, however has several of the definitions to make it a modern.  Minimalism (one block), use of bright bold colors, and the traditional modernism (traditional piecing, using bright and bold).  So for me, I believe it's legit. :) 

You can read my original post here.  

I'm Linking this up to Tuesday's Archives hosted by Val

Val's Quilting Studio
Thanks for stopping by, 


  1. I don't really care to label (modern, traditional, etc) my quilts either! They are what they are! Love yours! (dropping by from Val's Tuesday archives)

  2. Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Archives! I love the bright colors!

  3. Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Archives! I love the bright colors!