Here's a sneak peak my next challenge piece. I'm finished!
Amazingly enough, just when Nikki has announced the eggplant/wine/emerald color palette for the next challenge, this is the quilt I am working on. I started it as a way to play with my very first screen prints from a printing session this summer, and it's far bigger than 12x12. Although now that I know the palette, maybe I'll work a bit more with these prints. Hmmmm. But anyway, as this is certainly not my usual color range, this seemed strangely synchronistic.
I asked Miss C what she thought of the piece in progress. She gazed at it thoughtfully. "Purple and green together make me feel nauseated," she said, "and those splotches in that fabric look a bit vomity so that doesn't help ... " She paused again, then added brightly, "But I like the shapes!"
It's always good to get an honest critique.
Undaunted, I am continuing with the machine quilting today.
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.