One thing that I love about the Modern Quilt Movement is that they often take traditional patterns…..patterns that my grandmother enjoyed making…..and turn them into new and different creations!!
That was exactly what I found in the “Modern Traditionalism” category at QuiltCon 2023. These quilts must modernize a traditional block or quilt pattern with modern design elements!!
This first quilt was a double winner…..receiving the 1st place ribbon and a Judge’s Choice Award…..
Just look at the piecing and how some of those “flying geese” are almost invisible…..
As I walked up to the next quilt, I was asked if I wanted to see the back so let’s start there…..
Doesn’t that look great!!!
Now let’s look at the front of this 3rd-place ribbon quilt…..
I love the use of modified log cabin and star blocks!!
Many of the quilts that I saw were based on a split-x design and I especially love this one…..
I absolutely LOVE the colors!!
This quilt uses improvisational stars…..
…and these pinwheels are amazing…..
The three-dimensional effect is astounding!!!
I have seen this pattern before, but I love the design and colors…..
Probably my very favorite was this one…..
One of the reasons that I was attracted to this quilt was the amazing quilting…..
Finally, there was classic Storm at Sea quilt…..
I love the perspective changes in this quilt!!!
There were lots more quilts in this category, but these were my favorites!!
Come back tomorrow for more Quilt Con 2023 Highlights!!
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