by Rachel Siegel
2ND PLACE WINNER IN THE PIECED QUILTS CATEGORY
Quilt size: 19" x 28"
This quilt is a modern "deconstruction" of the grey batik's pattern; each column is devoted to stacks of one of its shapes presented in a different color family against a contrast background. The grey bars pieced against mustard background, blue chevrons on the olive, and khaki dots on slate are unified by flashes of orange/red throughout. While some of the challenge fabrics appear in larger sections, others were curated for their color elements and subtly pieced . The free-motion quilting, stitched in Aurifil, flows between columns, inviting the eye to move along with the design.