This color scheme was somewhat of a struggle for me, for some reason. I took just about the full two months to contemplate this palette. Because Kristin associated the color palette with a volcano, I landed on an idea.
My quilt is a scene from my imagination. It's my own little fantasy world. The flowers are Lava Flowers, Rufus ignis. The red petals mimic oozing lava as it slowly rolls down the hill. The orange stamen mimic spewing hot stuff coming from the top of the volcano. I outline stitched the flowers and flower parts with black thread.
The ground that the flowers grow from is cooled lava. Imagine a flower growing right out of lava.....perhaps it really happens...I don't know as I don't live near a volcano. The ground is made from two shades of gray fabrics. The background in the upper portion is the chartreuse color from Kristin's color palette. I used many different fabrics and created this section in a mosaic collage technique.
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.