I have a whole series of quilts inspired by the organic splendour and variety of grasses and this seemed like a splendid occasion to add a touch of chartreuse to the collection. When I was visiting Kirsty for the Australian launch of our BOOK, I spied a rich chartreuse and brown pair of fabrics in her shop. I started sewing them together in strata layers. I then cross cut some strips and added insertions to make two quilts. The first was Chocolate & Pistachio, the second is Bamboo:
Bamboo by Brenda Gael Smith
It's fascinating to see how small changes in proportions can radically change the positive and negative space in a piece. Bamboo is much more gentle on the eye in real life than this photo would suggest. You'll just have to view the Colourplay quilts at Houston to see if you agree!
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.