My friend Mary has the new book by Gwen Marston called Minimalist Quiltmaking. I saw the quilts and got all excited and had to try my hand at the concept. The designs of the quilts were very direct, unapologetic and strong. I loved them. Bold color and shape, with interesting straight line quilting made a big impact.My version is 16.25" x 18.5" and is hand dyed cottons, machine pieced and machine quilted.