This is the first year for a Modern Quilt category in the Iowa State Fair. The Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild is sponsoring a prize for the blue ribbon winner. We also agreed we should all try to enter something so that the new modern category is well represented. This will be my first entry in the fair. The drop off is tomorrow and I'm getting progressively more nervous. My entry is a quilt I'm calling Constellation.
I love the texture the dense quilting in the negative space provides. I quilted this on my home machine, rather than the long arm, because I felt like I had more control for the precision needed. I used white Superior So Fine in the white areas and nothing on the prints. I didn't want to distract from the prints and there was no way I could have matched all the colors.
I went with a white binding because I thought it was the more modern choice and enhanced the negative space. If I had been making this quilt just for myself, I would have gone with a rainbow stripe.