Friday, 29 April 2011

Totally New Look

Now here is a totally new direction! What a change from Japanese murky silk fabrics!

Modern Cot Quilt Fabrics
As many of you may have heard over Easter we set up a Modern Quilt Guild - this is a huge worldwide movement for 'modern quiltmakers'. These are quilters who like to use some of the modern quilt fabrics in traditional quilts. Most of these quilters are making quilst that are not complicated but use stunning clear coloured fabrics. Spots, stripes, plains and geometrics seem to be more popular than multi-coloured florals.

So this is going to be my first attempt at a 'modern quilt'. Or maybe I should say second as I did make a Triangle Quilt as a class sample over Christmas. It used the hot pink Kaffe Fassett fabrics set in amongst plain white. This a photo taken when the quilt was on the design wall - sorry I don't have a better one at home - the sample is at work.

Hopefully by the end of the weekend the new cot quilt will be completed ready for you to see.

If you would like to find out  more about the Auckland Modern Quilt Guild go to or Google modernquiltguild to find the original group info - it was set up in Los Angeles several years ago as an on-line group, but most groups now have meetings and sew days as well.

I am off now to see if the Royal Wedding has actually started yet.


1 comment:

  1. Mmmm, using colours like those is well out of my comfort zone, I guess I'm a muddy girl really and should take the plunge in to the land of brights.
    The wedding, sigh, everything was just perfect what a lovely couple.