I love your blog and following along as you make quilts. I don't understand what your tag line means. What is a modern traditional quilter? How are you different from other quilters?
Thanks for reading my blog!! It means so much to me to know that someone is out there reading the blog and wants to learn more. Let's start by looking at what modern quilters do and what traditional quilters do.
Modern quilters tend to be very minimalist in their designs. The beauty of their quilts is the actual quilting. They are amazing at what they do. If they aren't minimalist then they are usually very blocky, think just strips or squares. They both have their place and I certainly appreciate the art of what they are doing. It's just not my style.
|Untitled by Kayli Taylor and Sarah Oviatt|
Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild
Found at Christa Quilts
|Found at Craftnectar.com|
So we know what modern quilters do let's look at what traditional quilters do.
Traditional quilters make the type of quilts our grandmothers made. The patterns have been around for 100 years or more. That's what makes them traditional, they've been made for generations.
Coast of Maine blog has some great examples if you want to read a little about the history of the blocks.
|Log Cabin Quilt|
Found at wornthrough.com
Found at gingerbreadquilting.com
So let's look at two modern twists on those traditional patterns.
If you look you can pick out the log cabin block in this quilt. The block is the same. The difference is the color choice and the layout. In my mind I've made old new again. The chevron is on trend for today's design world. By doing this I hope I'm keeping traditional quilts alive.
This is my husband's pinwheel. It's combined with the hourglass block. It looks nothing like the pinwheel above but if you look closely you can see them.
And that is what a modern traditional quilter does in my book. Takes those old patterns everyone knows and makes them fit in today. Thanks Ann for your question.
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