This quilt was exquisite in my head! It hasn't lived up to my expectations but I like it anyway. I wanted to make a gray background and quilt it with strong colours to show how wonderfully gray makes other colours zingy. Hmmm. The background began life as a photo of my ear. Heavily pixellated it became...well...nothing really! The sound waves are quilting lines and it would be amazing to be able to say that they are actually my voice... but I can't ;) The bright wave is a very beautiful hand-dyed silk floss.
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.