I am on a listing from C&T Publishing and from Martingale that I get ebook copies of new books that come out. I have the opportunity to review them. It’s really fun and I enjoy seeing the new books that come out. Every once in awhile I find a book that I think I would really love and I request a hard copy of the book. I recently got an awesome book from C&T Publishing, Modern Quilting: Designs of the New Century by The Modern Quilt Guild.
I’m not what I would consider a modern quilter but I did find the book really interesting. It’s been a little hard for me as I’m just never quite quite sure what the definition of a “modern” quilt is. I thought seeing the book might help me decide.
There isn’t a lot of words…there’s a beginning introduction and after that….
…inspirational pictures. I love the mustard colors with the grays and creams.
I can really see me making a quilt like the bottom star quilt. That would be fun baby quilt.
..or the abstract.
Now this one I did like and could appreciate. Our son Buck works with constructing houses. I can see that this might be appealing. BUT, I can’t imagine him putting it on a bed…a wall hanging-yes, a throw-sure…a bed, not so much.
I still enjoy seeing the creations of others and can appreciate the work that went into the creation.
Sometimes I think my quilts are bigger as I imagine big. I like big…I like much.
I think I could best describe me as liking abstract within perimeters. I like graphic but it still has to adhere to a regularity. I’m not a fan of lots of white space. I think I found that I do a little “modern” quilting…what I do I enjoy but some isn’t me.
I saw the above picture in the ebook that I had for review and squealed. At the time it was early November and I didn’t know if Buck and Lora were having a boy or a girl. I thought maybe I could make this is a way that could be gender neutral…hmm..I knew I wanted a copy of the book so I sent a message to C&T Publishing asking for a hard copy.
In the meantime, this quilt called to me. So much so that I started making one…but that story is for another blog post!
Where do you find yourself in the spectrum of modern quilts? Love them, hate them, can you dabble in them?