Here is my submission for the Project Modern 4 – Find Your Own Voice Challenge.
This quilt is called “Gate at the Lake” and was inspired by images of wrought iron. It measures about 70inches by 70inches.
Brainstorming for this challenge was a real treat. I looked over all of my past projects and picked out the quilts that I thought truly were representative of my voice. What made them distinctly “Jenna?:” Clean lines, bold graphics, a mosaic-feel, and a mix of textiles. “Gate at the Lake” hopefully encompasses all of these characteristics.
I mixed many different types of blue and green fabrics to create the sense of rippling water and contrasted this background with bold, black lines. The quilt uses solid, cross weave, and subtly patterned fabrics from both designer lines and my humble stash. I used mostly cottons but also featured a silk/cotton blend. The stippling quilting design was intended to add to the sense of fluidity with the
I sewed this on my new-to-me seeing machine. It did a great job!
…and this is the back. An ombré fabric in brilliant hues of blue.