Image of "On the Freeway" quilt by Pat Solon

Artist Statement: This is my first completely self-designed quilt, created as a final project for Lorraine Torrence's "Design Essentials" class in 2003. I made it as a gift for a dear friend's birthday as her age reached a number associated with a typical freeway speed limit. After continuing to study and (I hope) grow both artistically and technically under the guidance of Lorraine and other teachers, I still like this piece for its vibrant array of gradient colors and its variations on a simple geometric figure.

Materials & Techniques: Commercial cotton prints, machine pieced and machine quilted.

Dimensions: 42"W x 44"H

Photographer: myself

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