Have you noticed from time to time
even though you might be a seasoned quilter
there is new
I belong to the Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild
and our board asked if we would like to
participating in either a
Half the room went
Because our guild is probably the norm
I thought it might be nice to clarify
some of the latest
Modern quilt jargon.
have greatly increased in popularity
especially in the Modern Quilt movement
seems to be a new word for an old term.
We used to call them
Our grandmother's called the same look
*Sun Print collection by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics
The fabric is often used
as a back ground
in place of a solid.
We normally think of Modern Quilts
as bright geometric shapes
large open spaces of
The trend now seems to be leaning
towards a more scrappy background mix
often in black and whites
to provide a
effect next to those brights.
If you have more questions
my friend Sherri McConnell
has written an excellent article on
for Moda Cutting Table
that explains these
terms in even further detail.