The buzz lately is a lot about the “Modern Quilt” movement. According to the Modern Quilt Guild, the focus of the design of these quilts is on the use of bold colors and prints with high contrast. These quilts have graphic areas of solid color and improvisational piecing (that means that templates or traditional blocks might not be involved). There is a minimalism to the design and expansive use of negative space (where innovative quilting might abound). There may also be grid work in contrast to free form quilting.

Check out websites that display “modern quilts” and get ideas to inspire _your_ modern quilt design. Do not copy anyone’s designs but create your own in the spirit of a “modern quilt.”