hand-dyed cotton, machine pieced, fused, machine stitched
When I hear the word "modern" I think of the furniture, home deco and paintings of the 1940's and
'50's, the "height" of the Mid-Century Modern movement, instead of "now" or "in the moment".
I spent quite a bit of time researching information and images both online and at the library to get a "feel" for what I wanted to express. I finally decided that I would start with a 1950's color palette, which I was sure I did not have, but decided to pull out some of my hand-dyes and look anyway. I was thrilled that I actually did have colors to work with. Along with the color palette, I made a list of descriptive words for the mid-century design movement, and "simple" was the word that resonated the most with me.
I am pleased with how this quilt evolved, although I can't say that I really like it, I might if it were in different colors, but I do think that it represents the "modern" look that I was trying to convey.