Mini Patchwork Quilt
Originally uploaded by BooDilly's
Millie had it right when she sang that "everything today is thoroughly modern." Most quilts that I see exhibit modern characteristics.
One quality I consider modern is use of white space. Modern quilts, like modern page layouts, use white space (though not necessarily white fabric) to their advantage.
This modern Nine Patch quilt alternates blank white space with a printed fabric that includes a lot of white space. This technique gives the quilt a crisp, minimalist feeling. A quilt alternating two small scale prints with little white space wouldn't feel nearly as up to date.