However, friends have just had their first baby and I kind of regard them and their penthouse flat as modern and minimalist and wanted to try and make a baby quilt that fitted the scheme.
For the first time ever, I sketched a rough design.
The design was scary for me as there wasn't much of it.
I think minimalist takes courage - there still has to be a balance between all the components for it to look right.
There is definitely an art to it.
My usual quilts are definitely not minimalist.
I wondered if I could pull it off.
There was loads of negative space. My previous inclination would have to been to do an all over cross-hatch design or some mindless meandering.
Not this time. I used it as an opportunity to try out lots of different quilting patterns.
I'm not sure there is necessarily a coherence to my willy-nilly approach to switching from one pattern to the next but I still think it kind of works.
|This is a view of the back - I partly used Essex Linen|
The daddy is a pilot and the mummy used to be a flight attendant, so I though the addition of this piece of fabric was apt.
I'm still debating whether to quilt in the dark columns or leave as is.
But for the moment I am just going to enjoy the fact that I think I might just have made a modern quilt.