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Solid + Plaid Modules by Christine Barnes, 2015

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Plain solids and woven plaids make up these shimmering color modules. Light gray-and-white strips separate the units and create a sense of layering, as if the modules float on an airy background. In some of the blocks I placed solid squares of similar value and color side by side to suggest blended rectangles and other non-square shapes. Notice the hint of transparency in the top left unit, where a rectangle of lighter blue-green seems to intrude from the left onto the center square. The quilt is faced to enhance the sense of unchecked space