I decided that I, too, would share some of my process this time.
I started working on my blue, white and a little bit of black piece today. I brazenly "stole" this technique of fabric collage from Teri—just wanted to say that right up front—but my plan is to make it my own by using it a little differently than she has been.
This has been an incredibly busy month so far. I am working like a fiend every day trying to get everyting done for our book, my article, my TV taping preps, and other deadlines. I realized yesterday that it was taking its toll on what I was doing. The last thing I did ended up so taut, so tight, so tense—even for me—that I could just look at it and see how stressed I was. My goal today was to get loose. The above is the result. This is only a start. So far it is blue and white. The little bit of black is yet to come.
Yesterday when I was driving home the sun had come out, the sky was blue and Mt. Hood in all its snowy splendor rose above the city. It was the perfect blue and white subject as I saw it. This will be my second Mt. Hood Quilt since the start of the year.
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.