Tag: modern quilting

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Why I went? (To the FoQ, off course đŸ™‚ ) Because I wanted to see my “Traveling with Kaffe”, hanging in the wrong section. I should have entered it into “art quilts”. But hey, what do I know? First time… And so I did see it. I went to see new friends: I met Sue…

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Where to begin on the journey that is improv?  It can be improvisational piecing which has myriad forms or improvisational quilting which is another topic all together! Improvise is defined as: to create spontaneously or without preparation Now we all know that there is always preparation involved in any form of patchwork and quilting but…

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After a rather long break I am back today with the next instalment in my mini Modern Quilt Series. You can find the previous post by following these links: Modern Quilts – An Introduction, Modern Quilts – Fabric Part 1, Modern Quilts – Fabric Part 2 and Modern Quilts – Design Inspiration. This time I am going to…

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The designs for modern quilts can come from so many different design elements: architecture, nature, art to name a few.  This week I will explore several design starting points for modern quilts, Minimalism The Tate define minimalism as: an extreme form of abstract art developed in the USA in the 1960s and typified by artworks…

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So today’s blog post is not the one I intended I write!  I had planned to continue my series of posts on modern quilts with an exploration into design aesthetic but I am going to postpone that one. Last weekend saw the 7th Annual British Stitch and Quilt Village running at Uttoxeter racecourse and this…

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Last week Modern Quilts – Fabric Part I was published and this week we are continuing the theme of fabric. So far I have talked about solids or fabrics that read as solid but that is not to say that prints cannot be used in modern quilts.  They most certainly can! My On the Plus…

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Last week I gave you a brief introduction to modern quilts and their history. Over the next few weeks I am going to explore different facets of modern quilts in more depth. But before we start on this I have something to say: there are no hard and fast rules in modern quilting just as…

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Modern quilts – whether you love them or hate (or are somewhere in between) it certainly looks like they are here to stay.  Whilst the definition of a modern quilt is often the cause for heated debate, “What exactly is the difference between a contemporary quilt and modern quilt?”, I hope to introduce you to…

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Just before Christmas, I started writing this particular blog. This is how it went ….. Having a busy, busy day. I have been working on a bit of a wonky log cabin. It started off as a jelly roll, had some extra fabrics added to it, but then got cut into decidedly off-centre squares with…

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So, last time, we made simple crosses, and this time, a few extra ideas… This time, I started with a background square, but I made a strip from three pieces, two white and one red. As before, I cut the square about 1-1/2 inches bigger than the desired final block (so, for a 5-inch finshed…

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I have greatly admired these two stars of modern quilting for quite a while now, and their first collaboration in book form has certainly been worth the wait! Not only are Tula Pink and Angela Walters so passionate about their work, but also about the quilting community as a whole. The first chapter ‘Guardians of…