2017 Finished Quilts, Quilts

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.

16 thoughts on “Transparent Ribbons in Modern Marks {Bloggers Quilt Festival}

  1. patty says:

    How fun to get to play with her new fabric line! I just love that dark blue you used in the negative space. Great quilt!

  2. Wanda Bamberg says:

    I do like the blue and the pink. You live in a fun world and I am glad you share. .

  3. Beth LaMotte says:

    Wow…another stunning quilt! Absolutely beautiful!

  4. Christa says:

    This turned out so beautifully! I’m honored you chose to work with my fabrics.

  5. kairleoaks says:

    Another fantastic design. I love your creativity.

  6. Kaja says:

    I like your transparency-based quilts a lot. The patterned fabric in this one adds extra movement – I like the effect a lot.

  7. Such a great design and great fabric choices!!

  8. Another great entry to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival!!

  9. aquilterstable says:

    Wow! What a stunner. You really know how to match fabrics to a design!

  10. Super beautiful quilt, and I enjoyed reading about the process as well. Your posts are always so well-written: a joy to read!

  11. Beautiful quilts!! I like both the colorways.

  12. Great design! I loved seeing both versions side by side!

  13. Love all your transparency designs. This one with prints is truly awesome.

  14. Wow! This looks so cool in prints. It reminds me of decorative tape placed over items.

  15. Kate says:

    I like how those prints give the impression that there is a screen over those colors. It’s a really neat visual effect.

  16. Vera Negligent says:

    Both are lovely! You make great patterns!

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)