Modern Quilting - the new quilting movement.
I've read a lot of magazine articles, blog posts, etc. lately about modern quilting and all the different types of modern quilting. There is much debate over what modern quilting means and its subcategories.
I'm not going to go into all of that. I'm just going to say that the modern quilting movement is what got me interested in quilting. I've been around quilting all my life, my mother quilted for a time. My first quilting project ever was a Christmas tree skirt that I made 20ish years ago when my husband and I got married. I hand cut (with scissors) all the pieces and then hand sewed and hand quilted it. Have I ever mentioned how much I HATE hand sewing? Well, I do. I can take it in small doses and I mean very small. But more than I few stitches makes me frustrated and angry. I'm still surprised that I ever finished that tree skirt.
But I'm absolutely in love with modern quilting. The colorful fabrics, modern designs, geometric shapes, the rule of "there are no rules". I read an article recently stating that you should learn the traditional way of quilting and then do what you want. I love that!
Don't get me wrong. I love old quilts and old quilt patterns and I have a great respect for all quilters because I know how much love and time they put into their quilts. Especially hand sewn ones - yikes!
The magazine shown above is one of my favorite quilting magazines. Here is my very favorite:
It has lots of pointers for beginners and really great articles.
And now for some quilt blocks.
I have been remiss in showing my quilt blocks for the BOM's I'm doing so I thought I'd just show them in big lumps instead of one each month.
Here are my blocks for the Lucky Stars paper piecing online BOM. These are for January - April and the practice block. I haven't completed the May or June blocks yet.
My favorite. I'd like to make a mini quilt with this one.
This was the practice block. It looks like a ninja star to me and is my second favorite so far.
I'm about half way through quilting the quilt from the last blog post and I'll get pics up asap.
Hope you're enjoying the warm summer weather.
PS - the birds left their nest.