We find a huge trend for the "modern quilt pattern" - traditional quilters tell us their daughters, daughter in law, granddaughters prefer the large open spaces that we see with the modern quilts. Grey is the new black! So many of the younger generation want to see large spaces of grey on their quilts. Exciting to see quilting taking this move forward and at the same time bringing so many new quilters onboard, we just love the excitement with younger people with this desire to create, sewing machines are now the new must have item! Busy young career women and mothers are finding the use of the Sizzix fabric cutter and fabric dies allows them to cut their complete quilt in a really short time allowing them to get on with the quilt much quicker.
Modern quilts come out of the modern quilting movement, which puts emphasis on simple, bold, abstract designs with bright colors and contemporary commercial fabrics, often including a large field of unpieced fabric that shows off the quilt stitching. Quilt as you Go method is now taking on a new life - Westalee Sashlee templates have all stirred up this method as a wonderful way to quilt any size of quilt with ease. There will always be traditional quilters and magnificent quilts that truly inspire us. Paper piecing has again become a popular method of Quilting. Hand quilting will always be a method that brings a great sense of satisfaction and pleasure. Wool Applique is so popular, how convenient and relaxing to have your project on hand wherever you are, artists like Sue Spargo have made this method of creating popular with all quilters.