When I saw Deborah's Colorplay palette, it spoke landscape to me. I love doing landscapes and I have done many with aspens, but never for the Twelve x Twelve challenges. So, I decided to put some aspens in this piece.
I used the landscape method that I learned from Sue Benner. The batting has a layer of fusing. Then I tore strips of fabrics in the color palette and created the background. This is then fused to the background and stitched.
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.