Transparent Ribbons in Modern Marks {Bloggers Quilt Festival}


Hello and welcome to Quilting Jetgirl! For those of you new to my blog who might be visiting from the Blogger’s Quilt Festival hosted by Amy from Amy’s Creative Side, my name is Yvonne Fuchs and I am a modern quilter with a love for strong geometric design and color value / transparency, designer, tech editor, and blogger.

My second entry to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival is Transparent Ribbons, a quilt pattern available in the 2018 Quilter’s Planner (affiliate link), remade using Christa Watson‘s first fabric line with Benartex, Modern Marks! (My first entry to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival is Spiraling Petals).

Transparent Ribbons in Modern Marks
Transparent Ribbons in Modern Marks

I am keenly drawn to thinking about transparency when you consider it as a motive: removing the sense of needing to live behind a veil of secrecy and living fully and authentically is a large personal goal. Transparent Ribbons is another design doodle that I started with the goal of creating overlapping shapes for color value / transparency fabric selection play. The angled design and way that the blocks can relate to one another create a rippling chain, like a swirling candy ribbon or, more metaphorically, like how choices in life can ripple and cascade.

Modern Marks by Christa Watson for Benartex
Modern Marks by Christa Watson for Benartex

I was thrilled to get to re-create Transparent Ribbons using this selection of prints from Christa Watson’s debut line for Benartex, Modern Marks (follow the link to see the rest of the line). The colors just glow! Fabric begins shipping in November, so be sure to ask your local quilt store to carry the line. Christa just posted some really exciting news: Modern Marks fabric bundles are now available for a limited time!

Transparent Ribbons in Modern Marks - Detail
Transparent Ribbons in Modern Marks – Detail

I used a combination of 50wt Aurifil colors for the quilting. I started with #2740 (Dark Cobalt) and quilted horizontally down the length of the quilt. Then I went back and using #1231 (Spring Green) I densely quilted vertically on top of the Navy Quirky Triangles print to help provide a bit of visual separation between it and the background print, Navy Herringbone.

It’s really fun to see the two Transparent Ribbons quilts I have made side by side!

Quilt Stats

Size: 60 1/2″ x 72 1/2″
Batting: Dream Green by Quilter’s Dream

Wayward Transparency Quilt Along

For those that are new to my blog, please check out the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along; we are just getting started!

Linking up with TGIFF and Finish it Friday.


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