Friday, February 12, 2010

Modern Quilting

Recently Julie started the Philly Chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild.  I was sooo excited when I saw Julie post about it because I’ve been looking for a quilting guild to get involved with locally.  I’m semi-new to quilting…I love the bright and bold fabrics that aren’t sold at JoAnn’s (read: designer).  Like all quilters and seamstresses, I have a mild complete obsession with fabric.   I make what I like and generally work with colors I love.   Am I a modern quilter?  I don’t know.  I’m not exactly sure what modern quilting is or if it can be completely defined.  Over at the Modern Quilt Guild blog, the question, “What does modern quilting mean to me?” was asked and I’ve been trying to answer it.  Here’s what I came up with:

Modern quilting is about fresh and fun fabrics.  The first time I tried quilting I picked the most traditional block pattern and boring fabrics.  Talk about uninspiring!  That project is packed up far, far away!  Modern quilting is taking old versions of traditional blocks and making them your own..either with fabric choices and/or machine quilting.  Modern quilting is also making your own pattern or having no pattern at all.  Although, I have to admit I am not a fan of wonkiness and wonky log cabins.  I think that’s just my Type A  personality.  To read more about modern quilting, check out the Modern Quilt Guild blog.

1 comment:

Christine said...

I'm so excited about the new guild too! It will be great to meet you and some quilters who aren't my grandma's age! I'm totally type A as well and haven't ventured too far into modern quilting, but I'm really excited to see what its all about. See you there! :) Christine