Ever since I started my beginners quilting class I have become obsessed with the quilting community. I’m sure that there are many of you, like myself, that view quilting as a hobby that our grandmothers participate in. When I use to think of quilting I pictured something like this:
Yes, it’s pretty but its soooo traditional. Where would a 26 year old have something like this in her house? The answer is most of us wouldn’t. Every week I learn more about the art of quilting and holy cow do I respect the ladies that put together a piece like shown above. When it comes down to it, it’s just not my style. I don’t want to put all of that work into having a quilt that I wouldn’t want to put on my own bed or hang on my wall, so what do I do now?
Well after looking into quilting much further I am actually super surprised that I am not the only one that feels this way. There are actual “modern” quilters out there and make pieces that look more like modern art then a bed spread gone bad.
The movement is called :Modern Minimal. Let me say though, it takes a lot of hard work and vision ( along with great math skills which I will need to correct ) in making a design like this. The hardest part is making in actually look simple.
I’m in love, aren’t you? I can’t wait to finish my class so that I can make a quilt to fit more of my style. I am learning the basics right now but once I get the fundamentals down I will be ecstatic to try something with a little more ME in it!
I’m hooked.. or in the case I’m “sewl’ed :)