I do a lot of yoga. And I’ll admit, it’s the super-Westernized-modernized power yoga in a 105 degree room… and I love it. Even if I do get flak every now and again for not really doing the ‘authentic’ version of this ancient practice. But hey– I’m a modern quilter. I’m all about exploring time-honored traditions and expanding them, uncovering new possibilities– change can be a marvelous thing! It’s evolution, folks.
Then again, evolution doesn’t mean abandonment. And after hours of brainstorming, the inspiration for my latest quilt was plucked directly from the past: the ‘traditional’ tumbling blocks quilt pattern. I rarely work with established patterns, aside from the occasional wonky log cabin, but this is such an eye catching and vibrant design. Those quilters of yesteryear were really on to something.
I threw in the occasional striped block for a little spunk, a little touch of the ‘modern’ quilter in me. Then again, it’s designs like this that really blur the line between ‘modern’ and ‘traditional’ quilting. This is an inherently fresh, contemporary pattern.