June is suppose to be a time for playing outside and running in the sun. That hasn't been the case this year. Most mornings we wake to cold gray skies. The temperatures top out in the sixties. Everyone is wondering if we will ever see the sun again. My kids have given up waiting for the heat and now play outside with the hose at the first sun break, never mind what the thermometer says.
Pinwheels always make me think of carefree summer days. Gray pinwheels are the perfect portrait of spring and early summer this year. I did add a touch of silver for those few time the sun has poked out and the silver lining of at least nobody is complaining about being hot this year.
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.