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Friday, January 13, 2012

A Modern Take on Quilting

Modern Quilting – of course this is a recent trend! But what is it? Freedom and innovation are key elements of Modern Quilting and therefore a definition is something of a moving target. It might be said the modern quilters like to “think outside the box.” Having said that, modern quilts often share at least some of the following:
Simplicity, yet sophistication of design
Clean lines of squares, rectangles, and half-square triangles
Crisp, clear, bold, bright colors
Gray and whites as neutral colors
Solids combined with a touch of prints
Stylized flowers, paisley, stripes, graphic prints
Use of coordinating fabrics
Improvising with traditional techniques

While modern quilters enjoy simplicity of design, they prize proficiency. Often the simplicity affords both beginners and advanced quilters opportunities to hone quilting techniques and skills. Modern quilters prize high quality.
For more information, please visit The Modern Quilt Guild.

Scribble (shown above) by Timeless Treasures is a modern print with spiral and stylized flowers in black, white, charcoal and lime.

Fabrics from Red Rooster's new collection, Paparazzi (right) combine stylized flowers, dots, mosaic tiles and circles with a bold black and deep red, white and trendy gray colorway.

Other fabrics with a modern flair include:

Couleur Vie
Dilly Dally
Floral Oasis
Hip Happy
My Sunshine
Night & Day
Polka Dot Garden
Retro Boho
Spring Fever

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