As I sit and watch the Remembrance Day parade I have been stitching the final touches on to my maths quilt. One thing I have tried to do with all my quilts is, not only to out some symbolism into them, but also to learn a new technique. Because I was not really an 'art quilter' or indeed, a particularly experienced quilter when we started it has not been hard to find something new to have a go at. But today I surprised even myself in what I had to learn for this quilt.............. did you know that if you put tarnished pennies into a ramekin dish with a good slug of salt and an inch of malt vinegar in just a minute they come out all shiny?
What on earth have I been up to? Well, you will have to wait until 1st December. But here is a sneak preview....
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About Twelve by Twelve
We are twelve quilt artists who embarked on an art challenge together. We're from different places throughout the world and our artistic styles vary, but we share a love of art quilting and a desire to play, experiment, learn, and grow.
For four years (2007-2011), we each made a 12x12 inch quilted art piece on a designated theme or palette. See our Theme Series and our Colorplay series.
For the 2012 Series, we changed things a bit and made rectangular pieces, 20x12 inches with roughly 10 weeks between each challenge. As before, we had a designated theme for each challenge.
We shared our process, progress, and results on this blog. It remains a key record of our rich collaboration.