This month the Island Batik Ambassadors are all challenged to make a "Modern" quilt using some of the new Island Batik fabrics. "Modern" quilts are not what I usually make, so I had to think a little about what I wanted to create for this challenge.
What is a Modern quilt? Usually there is a lot of solid background- which is great for a variety of quilting, although generally the quilting is not elaborate. Lots of bold colors, straight lines and simplistic piecing. These are all generalized thoughts and like all mediums- there are a wide range of variations. This is what I conceptualize when I think of "modern".
I decided to use my collection of Sea Salt Sandy by Kathy Engle. These are lovely bold colors with relatively small print which was great as I once again decided to make a small project.
Here is a close up of some of the fabrics.
This time I searched for a quilt I had seen on Pinterest that I liked and that I felt fit the challenge. I found the quilt photo, but couldn't locate the designer or any further information on the design. I made a mini variation of the quilt. This quilt measures 13" x 15 1/2" and the block size is 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". This is a two block pattern that I made with paper piecing. I used a white on white cotton for the background to make the colors really pop.
I used all the colors in the Sea Salt Collection. I still haven't decided on a name for the quilt- feel free to leave a comment with your suggestions for a name!