Category Archives: modern

Metro Lines


I’ve designed my own quilt before, but this is the first one that I am sharing with others. It’s a simple pattern and can be made with any print and two solids. I had some left over scraps (no particular fabric collection) from another project and made the quilt top. My back will have one metro line surrounded by solid fabric. My binding will have a combination of the two solid fabrics.  It’s a small baby quilt, but I know the blocks can be resized for any size quilt. I used HSTs and squares and just arranged them in this order. My soon to be daughter-in-law helped me name it, and that’s how Metro Lines was born.

      Metro Lines



What’s Modern Quilting?

Modern quilting is a new approach, a new wave, a change from traditional. Okay, so what’s traditional; common, same way all the time, could be drab, but still beautiful. The kind of fabric, the blocks, the colors, the pattern; that’s what made it traditional. It’s full (usually symmetrical). Modern quilting is your interpretation of a quilt; your rendition of what it should be.  The fabric, the bold colors, the pattern (skewed and asymmetrical), the block (changed, sliced and diced), that’s what makes it modern. It’s minimal. It’s out of the box. It’s environmental. It’s YOU! I still like making traditional quilts. However, I’m moving towards the modern quilting trend. This is my definition and observation of modern quilting. The quilt top  below is my first attempt to modern quilting. What’s your thoughts on modern quilting?

                             My First Attempt