While researching "modern" I discovered that the period of "modern art" covered roughly 100 years from 1870 to 1970 and first appeared after the industrial revolution. Prior to that art was mainly commissioned by patrons. Artists began making art for the sake of art. Color and abstraction became a way of expressing the soul of the artist. I chose Wassily Kandinsky as my inspiration for modern as 1928 was a wonderful innovative time in modern art. The 12x12 quilt is cotton commercial fabric using raw edge appliqué and machine quilting. Buttons and beads complete the design. If this theme caused some consternation know that it did for me as well! That's why it's a "challenge"! Teehee!