When Brenda announced the lorikeet theme, I was so drawn to the photograph of the lorikeet bird. I love birds and enjoy attracting them to my yard and spotting new varieties. Of course, I don’t think I’ll ever spot a lorikeet in my yard, so I have to enjoy them only in the photos I see.
I tried to come up with some ideas on this color theme, but my mind kept drifting back to the bird. I decided I just had to create that bird and sought permission from Brenda to use her photo as my starting point. This will probably be the only lorikeet in North Dakota. I guess I could take the quilt outside and declare I’ve seen a lorikeet in my yard.
My quilt is created with many fabrics that I prepared with Mistyfuse. I then cut the shapes and fused them to the batting. It is free-motion quilted and I played with using two fabrics to create the binding. It’s sort of like piping, but without the piping…just folded fabric.
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.