What do you consider "Modern Quilting"? I’ve had the question swirling in my head for ever…but I still haven’t come up with an answer.
(Modern or not? It looks modern…but it was made in 1865)
I don’t consider myself a modern quilter. I like bright fresh colors, clean and simple designs, and loads of white, plus I’m in a young(er) generation….but does that make me a modern quilter?
I don’t think so.
Almost any "traditional" quilt block can be made modern…and a lot of modern designs are simply updated traditional patterns. Take these quilts for example…they are the exact same pattern, but one looks more traditional:
Modern (really bright!) fabrics:
So are fabric choices enough to call it a "modern" quilt or myself a "modern" quilter?
I look at antique quilts and the improvisational quilts of Gee’s Bend and they scream MODERN. But they were were made in the early 1900’s. So what makes a quilt modern or not?
and so does that one.
After searching I found these, really, great, posts about it. I think my own quilting style is more "fresh traditional" or "updated traditional"…although I’m bound to slip a "modern" in here and there. :)