Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pinterest and Modern Quilts

I've been in Baton Rouge for a few days at the annual La GEAR UP Fall Convention, so there hasn't been much quilting going on.  I did, however, think of quilting at least!  I spent some of my down time in Baton Rouge admiring beautiful quilts and building a MODERN QUILTS Pinterest board.  I did that for fun, of course, but also because I'm pretty much hooked on modern quilts lately.  

It took me all of maybe five minutes to find 20 or so photos of quilts that I really love.  I don't know that I could choose a favorite but I could definitely tell you what I like about each one: clean lines, solid fabrics, and an improvisational feel.

Even the quilts that have blocks and a pattern, have an improvisational sense about them.  I think that make-it-up-as-you-go feeling is one of the things I like most about modern quilts.  Definitely it's one of the things I like while quilting them.

I've made only a few, however.  I haven't had much time for quilting since I discovered modern quilts in the late summer.  I do hope to make a few more, but I suppose that other sewing and quilting will interrupt.  

For example, I'm going to spend the next few days working on an LSU tee shirt quilt commission.  Then I'll repair a vintage baby quilt for a friend.  I haven't decided exactly what to do with that baby quilt but I have some ideas that I'll run by the owner and let her decide.  

Then I'll begin working on a modern quilt that's been in my head for a while and wants out.  In the meantime, feel free to enjoy my modern quilt show on Pinterest.  And if you're like me and love more than one genre of quilts, you can visit my applique board here, as well.  

2 comments:

jenclair said...

I love Modern quilts, and applique, and traditional. Eclectic. Can't wait to see the quilt that you have in your head!

Off to see your Pinterest and be inspired!

Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

I think it's the clean lines, Jenclair. I'm not quite sure why the appeal to me. And like you, I'm rather fond of all quilts. Hope I get this quilt onto fabric soon, it's taking up lots of brain space! Seems to be all I can think about.