Happy Wednesday everyone!!! And it’s a special Wednesday because we get to celebrate all things Just Add Sugar and The Modern Quilt Along. This month we have a special guest who we finally got to meet in real life not to long ago–Christopher Thompson from The Tattooed Quilter. He is amazing and we are lucky enough that he agreed to do our fabric tour and guest host this month for the Modern Quilt Along which is Negative Space.
The theme this month is Negative Space and he is a master at the modern quilting technique! He created this patchwork block out of the oranges and greens from Just Add Sugar for the negative space challenge…and even did one more project for a mini quilt which you should check out the whole project on his blog (but come back so we can talk negative space!).
One of the foundational features of modern quilting is the use of negative space in quilts. This can be a light or dark space between the patchwork blocks that may or may not form another design in the background. Negative space can also be a way to draw your eye to a special fabric or composition in a quilt. Also, in art and in quilting it can give a dramatic effect or even give the eye a place to rest.
Here are a few other examples from Chris’ work of how modern quilting artists use negative space.
This quilt is a great example of how negative space can be used for many of the reasons–it is a place to rest the eye as well as draw your eye to the fabrics in the quilt.
And another quilt with awesome use of white space to show off the pattern of the quilt as well as to show off the fabrics. Hopefully you are now inspired to use some negative space in your quilting this month!!! I have a project cut out and ready to sew and will show you be the end of the month!