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lowjane



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PostSubject: Modern quilting    Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:02 pm

http://www.centralfloridamqg.blogspot.com/

While in Florida for the winter I joined a modern quilting guild, as a result I am now entered into a challenge. YEEKS. The rules of modern quilting are a little different than I am use to. It turns out that a fabric manufacturer will supply us with a number of fat quarter that we must use to perform our artistry. We in turn supply the solids, backing and batting, and must blog on the quilt we made. I am waiting for the fabric to arrive in mid Dec and then go from there. I though you might be interested in these new/old techniques - apparently it is very popular world wide- but new to me. I have posted the website above.

Are you familiar with this type of quilting and have you any direction for a wayward quilter? HAHA Undesided
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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: Modern quilting    Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:06 pm



This is the description of the challenge..............

http://themodernquiltguild.com/about-2/

In the post above I am the curly head in the front row with the pink sweater!
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Luvsquilting



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PostSubject: Re: Modern quilting    Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:13 pm

That looks like fun! I'd try that.
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texasmusicmom



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PostSubject: Re: Modern quilting    Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:29 pm

Have no advice but would love to see the finished quilt! I admire modern quilts....like to make some of the simpler ones.
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quiltermarynel



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Location : Trinity Co. California
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PostSubject: Re: Modern quilting    Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:16 am

Oh, does that ever look like fun to me. Too bad the closest guild to me is about 4 hours away. This in one I made years ago for a simialr challenge. I almost did not show it, but ended up with a blue ribbon.
Cheesy
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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: Modern quilting    Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:41 am

Wounderful and thanks for any input.

There are a whole list of rules for modern quilting including lots of negative white and grey spaces. Architectural features and interpretaion of old block. I have drafted out an idea and waiting for the fabric.

I thought I would do a row of flying geese across the top and a cloud of two
Then the block that I am going to reinterpret is the windmill- because is it minimal piecing in this challenge I will use 3 variations. 1)The traditional windmill piece block, two the 3d windmill block that I made a mini quilt with ( in my gallery) and off center I will have a large wind turnbine that I will applique .

In the negative space I have to figure out what I am doing and I have a very light machine, so I thought that there would be linear top stitching that matches the minimalistic and clean lines of the challenge. NO two blocks can be identical in size or dimensions, so there will be some creative cutting of the white space.

I have decided that modern quilting is up to intrepretation of the artist!!
You quilt is absolutely beautiful- hope you kept it just for you !


Here are some samples of modern quilting

http://pinterest.com/thinkliz/modern-quilts/

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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: Modern quilting    Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:41 am

Those rules sound peculiar to me. Good luck with it.
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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: Modern quilting    Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:48 am

You are absolutely right!!!

Here is the list of things I have to accomplish with my quilt
The challenge is a wallhanging, the manufacturer will supply the patterned fabric
about 2 yards and we add the solids, bat and backing


Use asymmetry in quilt design
Rely less on repetition and on the interaction of quilt block motifs

Make primarily functional rather than decorative quilts
Contain reinterpreted traditional blocks-
Embrace simplicity and minimalism-
Often use gray and white as neutrals
Reflect an increased use of solid fabrics
Focus on finishing quilts on home sewing machines
Contain bold colors, on trend color combinations and graphic prints
Are inspired by modern art and architecture-
Incorporate increased use of negative space-
Frequently use improvisational piecing-
Utilize alternative block structures or lack of visible block structure



Wish me luck!! HAHA
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golo
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PostSubject: Re: Modern quilting    Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:27 pm

Good Luck!!!! can't wait to see your finished quilt... I love modern quilts..

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