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Project Modern Challenge 2 Quilt Front

This is my entry to the Modern Quilt Guild's Project Modern Challenge 2. Below is my little description for the entry:

When the challenge was first announced I thought to myself, GREEN! (my favorite color) As I continued mulling over the idea of a monochromatic quilt I started thinking about each color available and then, yellow. I consider yellow a naturally happy and sunny color, with a high intensity that always attracts my eye, so yellow it was! Choosing 14 of my favorite yellow Kona cottons, I set about staring at the pile of golds and ochres. I wasn’t sure what to make, what pattern? How to start? As the deadline for the challenge approached I decided not to decide. I worked with the idea of a bright sunny day in my mind as I created a quilt that reflected a freestyle piecing method. I was inspired by the possibilities of a sunny yellow day. In these winter and spring days of dreary greys with muted browns of plants yet to bloom, I decided to make my own sunshine. I used more of the saturated yellow/ochre colors to emphasize the intensity of this monochromatic color scheme, with the tints used mainly to show off the darker shades. The quilting is done in loose improvised lines across the vertical of the piece. I chose not to square up the sides of the quilt, giving it a slightly free form shape that is inspired by quilts made in Gees Bend. It was inspiring to have a limited color palette and I smile every time I look at my sunny quilt, thank you for hosting this challenge. The finished quilt measures approximately 50”x60”.

 

Below is a link to a video showing how I put together the quilt top:

www.flickr.com/photos/36064249@N03/5580458052/in/set-7215...

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Taken on June 1, 2011