Category entered: ROYBGIV – color wheel
Techniques used: machine piecing; illusion of transparency
Machine pieced and quilted by me
Finished size: 14.25″ by 45″
This quilt was created last year in response to a transparency challenge at the VMQG. I pulled out all of my bright tone on tone prints, and started auditioning colors on my design wall. I was having so much fun, I couldn’t stop until I had used all the colors in the rainbow!
The selection of the fabrics create the illusion of transparency, but in actuality the fabrics are all pieced – there is no actual overlapping of fabrics.
I used a solid medium gray for the background, and a mottled gray-charcoal-black for the binding. I quilted the squares with either vertical or horizontal straight lines, with the lines overlapping in the ‘transparency’ areas. I quilted the background with free-motion organic mostly straight lines.
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