As I began to think about what I might do for the orange challenge, my front garden was beginning to bloom with a riot of color. Prominent in the mix were orange lilies and they called to me. As I had considered what color or colors I would propose for my challenge, my first thought was cobalt blue. The more I thought about it the more it seemed that we had used blues in several challenges already, so I switched my attention to orange. Still, I had that blue in my mind and it seemed to sing with the orange.
I wanted to use some bolder printed fabrics and among my stash I found what I felt would help portray the energy of my wild and untamed garden.
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.