“Modern quilting” is a term that’s been bandied about for quite some time now. In my opinion, two distinguishing features of modern quilts are color and simplicity.
Rather than sticking with muddy and somewhat ho-hum color, modern quilts get right in your face with the brightest reds, the boldest yellows and grassiest greens. But then again, I’ve seen “modern” quilts that are simply black and white. So much for my definition. There’s a great group, Fresh Modern Quilts, on Flickr that features hundreds of examples.
I don’t claim to be an expert, and I believe the term is subjective, but as I see it we can all have our own interpretation of the genre.
What do you think of the modern movement? Is it just a new way to describe quilting in this century?
If you’re a fan of modern quilting, be sure to stop by the Modern Quilting Love forum that’s just starting up. It’s a great way to converse about modern quilting and is a little more interactive than Instagram or Pinterest, although both are great sources for examples of modern quilts. I guess I’m old school. It’s always fun to have a place to visit with questions or just to share your work, especially if you’re like me and don’t have real life quilting buddies or a local quilt shop.