Bright colors are in my usual repertoire so it wasn't hard to come up with something bright and abstract is always fun. I wanted to convey movement and speed with the colored ribbons whipping through the quilt and around the more stationary circles.
I used one of my hand dyed fabrics for the background and then, after applying a stabilizer, spent several hours sewing a grid on it. I wanted the tactile feel of the grid and the contrast with the circles and curved ribbons without having to do that small of a grid in the quilting. I actually drew the pattern when I was bored one afternoon and appliqued it together with a matching thread zig zag. The actual quilting is simple stitch in the ditch with black thread. I did some large decorative hand stitched X's for some dark hard line contrast.
I haven't decided if I want to name this Color Movement or XOXO's. I finished this a couple of weeks ago and it is already hanging in a local quilt show along with my first challenge piece. This has been a wonderful challenge so far and I can't wait to get started on the next one!