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!
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