Considering this is my theme I have been paying little no attention at all to it as a result of General Life Craziness. And the prospect of dying fabric for this quilt was severely limited by the spouse-imposed ban on me messing with dye in our new cream kitchen. Entirely reasonable I agree. But entirely easy to get around. After all turmeric is both a dye and a food and the latter makes it fair game in a kitchen!
I used 4 tablespoonsfuls-ish of turmeric to 2 pints of water, boiled the water and let it simmer for fifteen minutes, took it off the heat and put the fabric in. The lighter fabric was in there for about an hour and a half or so. The darker one was the same then I let it dry and put it back in to the same dye bath when I went to work this morning and took it out about 6pm.
Now all I have to do is figure out what to do with it!
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.