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Thread: What would you say is a Modern Country look?

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    Senior Member taiboo's Avatar
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    A customer asked me to make her MIL a quilt for her upcoming bday....Burgandy's, Deep blues, deep greens (rustic colors), ....but she said her style is Modern Country...

    Anyone care to show me pictures of What modern Country looks like??? I have no clue, I googled it and magazines and not really pics.

    can anyone help??

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    sorry , i'm not sure of it either

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    Maybe she means as opposed to primitive?

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    Those colors sound pretty together I have lost my regular so got to post to get it back

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    Those are my colors and I like a country cottage feel. Not sure what she means by modern country. Maybe stay away from Little House on the Prairie era stuff?

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    Makes me think of more bold, less busy fabric and a simpler pattern. Honestly though... I could be wayyyy off. The other thing I thought of is one of those "off center" patterns that I have seen alot of lately.

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    i have no idea but those colors certainly aren't modern those are pure country.

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    ok....so excluding the colors i listed.....what would you call Modern country???

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    Well I googled ""modern country style"", and I found everything from primitive to ultra modern with a country pillow thrown in.
    I have no clue.
    I consider anything country that is warm and inviting and everybody is comfortable and feels at home.

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    Its just a less cluttered look than the usual country decor.
    Not so feminine and ruffled looking.
    Not the cutesy look.
    Its clean cut with a country touch instead of all modern.

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    Modern Country seem likes an oxymoron, like jumbo shrimp or government intelligence. I don't think you can have both - you have to pick between country and modern.

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    IMHO it would be a good idea if you got clarification from your customer.
    There are so many very knowledgeable people on this board and most are not sure. My quess would be what Rose Marie said, but I sure wouldn't start a quilt without knowing what the customer actually expected.

    Please post a picture when it's done! Good luck!

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    While I think you should ask your customer a few clarifying questions, I can't resist guessing at what she wants :-)

    I'm thinking she wants a traditional pattern using the colors she specified - but making the quilt out of relatively plain, single-color fabrics, e.g. one-color batik, tone-on-tone, or even solid color fabrics.

    JMHO, of course. I'll be eager to learn what she tells you!

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    I would show her a few patterns and let her choose one or have her show you a picture of what she has in mind. This summer I was asked to make a quilt for an upcomming wedding. The clint started to decribe what they wanted but I was still unclear as to what they wanted so I asked them to go on line and look at quilts and email me a picture of something like they wanted. Worked out great. By the way, I would have gone in another direction from what they were telling me the picture cleared everything up.

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    Country: calico & gingham, pinewood furniture with heart cutout, handmade baskets, faded looking, 1930s look, muted tones and neutrals

    Modern: sleek, shiny, hard surfaces, sharp lines, Black and White, monotone, crisp colors, saturated brights.

    These are some typical looks. Make a list of your own, as a point of departure for your dialogue with your client. Better yet, show her some quilting books, magazines and websites where quilts are shown. Let her point and choose.

    Get a copy of the book: this description gives some excellent clues to use: Modern Country
    by Nancy Ingram blends the quiet, simple elegance of classic country with a clean, modernist edge to create an entirely new interior genre. When classic country is infused with modern interior design, it becomes bolder. It offers a contemporary attitude, a confident feel that mixes periods, patterns, and pedigrees but embraces the element of restraint. As noted photo stylist and author Nancy Ingram says, "Mix it up and pare it down!"

    Modern Country interiors are fresh and lively, with color palettes that include the classics, but combined in new ways or intensities. Monochromatic themes-restful, quiet, calming hues-come into their own in Modern Country. There are no rules-only creative ideas and the courage to blend new with old, traditional with modern, to forge a look that is inviting, warm and even whimsical.

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    The hue of the colors she named don't give you much information. The value and tone or shade would tell you a lot. Burgandy, deep blue, deep green say jewel tones to me not rustic colors. It's all in the value and tone or shade. You need a LOT more clarification. Beside having her give you pictures of quilt patterns that she likes, you should have her give you paint chips of the colors she actually wants. Is she wanting the clear pure hues, hue (color)
    tones with white or shaded with black? Unless you have a really good color wheel that you can show and discuss with her, she needs to go to a paint store and pick out the colors she likes. Then does she want these colors in patterns? Small patterns? Large patterns? floral? paisleys? You have NO workable information at all! Good Luck.

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    Stop in a furniture or department store and ask to see some new stuff in Modern Country.

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    If she has any family pictures taken at her MIL's home, she could show you those to help get a feel for this woman's style.
    Your pre-planning dilemma is just another reason special order quilts should cost $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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    Along with all of the other great suggestions, I would suggest finding out if she is a fan of the Pottery Barn catalog. I consider my home decorated in Modern/Country or Contemporary/Country and most of my inspiration has come from there...

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    I think the last one in your links is really nice, although I do not know what modern country means. Maybe not thimbleberries type quilt. Did you notice the price on that third quilt? It sells at KMart for $45.00, Sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL
    The hue of the colors she named don't give you much information. The value and tone or shade would tell you a lot. Burgandy, deep blue, deep green say jewel tones to me not rustic colors. It's all in the value and tone or shade. You need a LOT more clarification. Beside having her give you pictures of quilt patterns that she likes, you should have her give you paint chips of the colors she actually wants. Is she wanting the clear pure hues, hue (color)
    tones with white or shaded with black? Unless you have a really good color wheel that you can show and discuss with her, she needs to go to a paint store and pick out the colors she likes. Then does she want these colors in patterns? Small patterns? Large patterns? floral? paisleys? You have NO workable information at all! Good Luck.
    take her with you to pick out the fabric....

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    I think this lends itself to traditional blocks more so than the new patterns. Can you let her look at some patterns and be part of the decision process?

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    Martingale has a new book coming out in October called 'Urban Country Quilts'. You can go to their website and see pictures of all the quilts in the book.

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    Thanks everyone, I having a meeting with her next week, we will discuss and go from there...I have never heard that term, so i figured i would ask here first LOL

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