Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Experimenting and a Glimpse of a Modern Quilt

Loving quilting these days!  Well, truth be told, I am loving it every day.   But the current trends are fun. Lately every fabric designer is throwing in a clean, fresh white with their new collections.  If you look at any quilt these days that is considered 'modern', it has a good bit of white in it.  Some are mostly white with just dashes of colour throughout, while others have a lot of colour, but broken up by white sashing.  

I like that, it is very springlike.   For a while I used to use black as my background.   At the time I enjoyed it, now I don't think I could even work on a quilt surrounded by darkness.   I am going to give you a little sneak peek of my latest 'modern' art quilt.  Right now it just looks like a modern quilt as I haven't added the art onto it yet.  And by art, yes, I do mean 3D embellishments.   It should be finished in the next day or two.

Prior to this, I received a lovely package in the mail from my dear blogging friend Sarah over at Sew Joy.  She sent me some 2 1/2" strips of fabrics in blues.   They were beautiful, and they had circles in them.   Remember how my last mug rug had a run in with silly putty?   I thought this was the best way to use my fun blues.   And when you are making something small, it is the perfect time to just go a little crazy.   I stitched the blue strips together, then slashed, then stitched, slashed and so on.   

I ended up with three.  My mom got one as a gift because she had just spent two hours helping me make a costume and her kitchen are these exact shades of blue.  One is now sitting on my coffee table, and I am keeping the other one.... just in case silly putty shows up!

Thanks Sarah!

Can you give me a vote today?  Click on my flower quilt on the top of my right side bar.  There are only 7 days left to vote, so if you think of it, can you toss me a vote for the next week?


    jlk said...

    Using solid white is such a current trend -- so, of course, my LQS doesn't have any!

    Mama Pea said...

    Voted (again)! I love your white quilt and can't wait to see the embellishments. I love your blue mug rug, too!

    gill said...

    Voted again! Keep reminding us!!
    I love white in quilts

    Brooke said...

    Love the blue fabrics! Can't wait to see what you do with the quilt! Enjoy!

    Snoodles said...

    I've been voting each day! I love the blue fabrics and what you made...and I'm looking forward to seeing what you embellish the quilt with!
    Jacque in SC