Sometimes I'm not even sure what modern means and I get it confused with contemporary and lots of other words that get bandied around when it comes to quilting.
So I've just made a quilt that I think is modern, with things that I love: lots of text fabric and a tonne of colour.
I even blocked the quilt which has made a huge difference to the way it hangs. There are several different methods out there. I chose to wash the whole quilt and lightly spin it. Then I lay it out flat on a carpeted spare room, measured it square, then pinned it into the carpet and left it there for 48 hours by which time it was square, flat and dry.
|...although it doesn't really show nestled on a row of strawberry plants...|
And I quilted the living daylights out of it.
But now I'm wobbling.
(Bit like the quilting really)
Because it's not perfect.
Some of the Drunkard's Path corner blocks don't match up perfectly and the quilting is more utilitarian than award-winning.
And I don't want it to be dissected by Those Who Wear White Gloves.
And I suppose the final nail in the coffin is I wouldn't have a clue what category to enter it into: Minimalist Design, Use of Negative Space, Modern Traditionalism - I have no idea.
So I'm thinking this is my test run for this year and maybe next year I'll have a proper go at being modern.
|Linking up to Finish It Up Friday|