“Modern”: what does it mean? Answer: To me it means “Clean lines and blocks of color”. The funny thing is that it was the same thing back in the 60’s. “Laugh In” comes to mind. Ahhh, Modern! Instead of solid colors I used painted and dyed fabrics from my stash.
For my background I used leftover fabric that I had painted. The circles are made from fabric that I hand dyed with my friend in her garage on a HOT July day in Texas. We had to try hard not to add any salty sweat to the jars of dye.
To get perfect circles I used my ScanNCut to cut 3" and 2" circles out of freezer paper. Next I ironed the circles onto the fabric and cut about 1/4” around it. I brushed starch onto the seam allowance and turned it over the edge of the circle. As it was ironed, the starch dried and made a beautiful clean edge.
When I put the circles on the background I lightly applied tacky glue to the seam allowance and placed them on the quilt. I used a narrow zig-zag stitch to sew them on.
Using an open-toe foot I echo quilted the background.