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    artsy or Modern?

    I just made this for a swap, but now I am not sure about it...it is the Modern mini quilt swap...

    I think this piece might be more artsy than Modern..what say you?

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    Jacquie: I think you are right

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    I'd say artsy. It reminds me of crazy quilts because of the pretty embroidery and the elegant colors. When I think "modern" I think of simpler designs with emphasis on abstract rather than pictorial. I love this, by the way - and who wouldn't!

    Oh, Fransson! always has a variety of modern quilts that might suggest something: http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/directory.html Also, there is a modern quilt webring that I've stumbled on, but don't have a bookmark.

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    thanks Holice,,back to the drawing board for me....in the morning..hehehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose_P View Post
    I'd say artsy. It reminds me of crazy quilts because of the pretty embroidery and the elegant colors. When I think "modern" I think of simpler designs with emphasis on abstract rather than pictorial. I love this, by the way - and who wouldn't!

    Oh, Fransson! always has a variety of modern quilts that might suggest something: http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/directory.html Also, there is a modern quilt webring that I've stumbled on, but don't have a bookmark.

    thanks for this link...sadly it is just what I feared...the so called "modern" quilt movement is just a mimic of the late 60's and lacks creativity...sigh...

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    I love "modern". It's a simple style that lets the fabulous fabrics do the talking. It never bores me, like other types do.

    60's??? Sorry, not seeing it...
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    If you don't like modern, I'm wondering why you entered a modern swap...

    The creativity in modern is in fabric choice and usage. You can't just grab any mess out of the scrapbag.
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    I call it beautiful

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    Jacquie, I think its beautiful and artistic. Modern if you consider the fact that it's not like a standard cut and piece pattern. But I feel its mosly of an artistic blend...Great job!
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    This site has excellent examples of modern quilts. (as it should! since it is the Modern Quilt Guild!) http://themodernquiltguild.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by sassey View Post
    I call it beautiful
    Me, too. And if it needs a home... WI is nice this time of year... LOL!
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    I don't know if I'd worry about it but I would keep it for myself or someone else. The colors & picture are beautiful. As someone said "Send it to me if u don;t want it".

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    What I remember of '60's quilting was very traditional and drab. The fabrics and patterns were more like Civil War period than, say, the clothing styles that were popular at the time. It's as if people who did quilting were the kind who were eager to separate themselves from Madison Ave (and Carnaby Street). I agree that some of the fabrics now used in modern quilts are loud and splashy, suggestive of the big flowers and backdrops on Laugh-in, but I'm seeing a lot of diverse and creative stuff among these modern quilts. I used to think I didn't like modern styles, and some of them I don't. I just happen not to like orange and turquoise together, for example, and there seems to be an excess of ditsy prints that are cute for kids, but wouldn't fit in our retirement home very well. However, there really is something for everyone, and I am totally enjoying the link that Bluelady offered. Just look at this, for example, and tell me it isn't creative - I could never have come up with one like this: http://themodernquiltguild.com/2012/...tured-quilt-1/

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