In any case, the current characteristics of a "modern" quilt are use of solid-colored fabrics, emphasis on negative space, restrained use of prints, use of asymmetry, and the aspect of minimalism.
After searching for examples, I tried my hand at a "modern" interpretation of a very tiny quilt. Well, actually, I admit it is a mug rug. Pretty useless excuse for making a tiny quilt. One step up from a tea cozy, really. But my daughter just got a promotion and an office with a window. Maybe she needs something cute to put her tea cup on?
"View out the window" 2013, 8.5" x 4.5" hand appliquéd and hand quilted.