Jen Carlton Bailey created this quilt as a wedding gift for friends and was inspired by the couples style and things that they love.
Here it is in Jen’s own words: ‘Cameron and Daria are true love birds. They married this summer and I knew they needed a quilt-you know, for snuggling, staying warm and baby making! The original design didn’t work with the red color theme, so I set off to make something new. It had to be Mod or Mid Century. I mean, it’s their favorite aesthetic, well, and mine too (which always helps when you’re making a quilt for someone else)! The color was easy. Red-but not all the same shade, even though both the Volvo and the Vespa were painted the exact same color-Formula Red”
“Attached you’ll find the three things that inspired me for this quilt. A Mondrian Inspired painting found after oodles of Goggle Images search! As well as Cameron’s collection of Vintage red vehicles.”
“The quilting was inspired by the planets in Orbit. However, don’t count the lines! I had to add a few to make it work. Using two different color threads helped give a little more heft to the quilting. The yellow adds a little more “modern” touch I think.”
Jen is a proud member of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild and you can follow her at her blog BettyCrockerAss. One of her recent blog post titled Nothing is Original talks about Inspiration vs. Copying in quilting and is a fun way to end this week of Inspiration. Hop on over to her blog to check it out!