Flowers! One of my most favorite things. I love including flowers in my art. Since pink is a common flower color, I decided to create a flower quilt. I’ve seen other quilts made in a similar fashion where the blocks are created, cut up and then the block parts are swapped around to create new blocks. I wanted to do that with my pink flowers.
When we first decided to create a round of quilts with colors for the theme, I entertained thoughts of creating abstract quilts. I seem to struggle with abstract designs more than figurative quilts. But for some reason I couldn’t bring myself to create a pink abstract quilt. I have no idea why.
I’m not afraid of pink or find it a color that I don’t like, so I don’t have any problems with using this color in my work. The first image I envisioned for a pink quilt was a big eyeball all in pink, to represent pink eye. The day that Diane announced the color for our first round, was the day after my husband came home from work and said a worker on the job has pink eye. Eeeek! I like flowers much more!
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.