An article about modern quilts inspired my Space quilt. The article listed many of the hallmarks of a modern quilt—improvisational piecing, straight-line (usually in a grid) quilting, high contrast, and much NEGATIVE SPACE. Of course, those last two words jumped out at me! Ah ha, I thought, I won’t go the moon and stars and planets route, but instead will construct a modern quilt.
I twice slashed diagonally a large square of dark blue fabric, from the top to the bottom. Then into the two openings I pieced two other strips of batik fabrics. Then I once again slashed from the top to one side, and into this gap I pieced yet another batik.
After then squaring up my background fabric, I layered the quilt with batting and another piece of batik fabric. Then I straight-line quilted into the negative space, following the lines of the pieced-in sections. Not really a grid, but oh well! I bound the quilt conventionally, using the same fabric as the background.
This quilt is simple, but I thoroughly enjoyed the process and look forward to someday making a larger Modern Quilt.