Defining Modern Quilting: Minimalism/Negative Space

In modern quilting, minimalism and negative space often go hand in hand, although either can be present without the other.

Minimalism quilts have simple content and simple form which provide for maximum visual impact.

Negative space is the unoccupied area that surrounds the objects, shapes, or forms in a composition.  It can be within a block itself as well as the space surrounding the block.  It flows in, around, and between the quilt blocks.

In addition to defining shapes in a quilt, negative space can be used to create movement, emphasis, and interest in a quilt design.

Members explored minimalism and shared their mini-quilts.