More than any other color, red often conveys intense emotion. It’s a color that immediately demands the eye of the onlooker, invoking passion and attention. With such a vibrant color, our mini quilt contributors rose to the occasion, using the palette spectrum from red to pinks to “energize” our Mini Quilt Challenge. We think you’ll be inspired by these powerful quilts.
Bounce - Bounce by Hyuna Kim @quilt_hyuna
Bounce - Bounce is like a game in play. The concentrated energy in the center of the quilt allows for the escaped game pieces to vibrantly convey movement. This movement is enhanced by Kim’s thoughtful quilting.
December Sunsets by Merrilee Anderson @driftedindrive
If you visit Anderson’s Instagram, you will see her photos of December sunsets that inspired her piece. Anderson experimented with a variety of techniques while creating the quilt. Her use of negative space creates symmetry in the same way a beautiful sunset does in the depths of winter.
Makin’ Waves by Connie Kincius Griner @gynconnie
Kincius has expertly created a sense of motion and a feeling of tension in her quilt. Her metallic thread instills a sense of fast movement, like if you don’t pay close enough attention, you’ll miss the flying object as is speeds by.
Kinetics by Abigail S. Vargas @avargasdesigns
Growing up, Vargas was fascinated by Newton’s Pendulum and the transfer of energy through stationary objects. This piece inspired a series of quilt that can be seen on Vargas’s IG page.
Liberated Energy by Jenn George Burt @jenngeorgeburt
In response to the IGQuiltFest prompt, “Best Tip Ever,” Burt says, “Seek out quilt challenges if you want to push your limits and get your creative juices flowing! I only started doing this a few years ago and I have found it quite fun and rewarding. I have designed and made some really interesting quilts that surely never would have become reality otherwise.”
Morning Brew by Angie Collett @artvisionz1
We love the way Collett translated the traditional technique of ‘red work’ into a more modern design. She used vintage kimono silk fabric to create the quilt background. Most of us can certainly relate to be energized by a morning cup of coffee.
You can find these mini red quilts and more inCurated Quilts, Issue No. 19: Red. Purchase your copy today!
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By Brittany Bowen Burton