The first piece that I made is titled, Endless Summer. I painted raw silk with Dynaflow paints and cut strips which I assembled by fusing the composition. While I was making it, I knew that it reminded me of something. It finally came to me. When we were a young married couple, we had this poster hanging in our family room.
Here is a detail:
The second piece I made should be titled insanity, but I have named it Fiesta.
I had painted a piece of silk organza with Dynaflow paints and scrunched it up on batting that I had painted orange. I ironed it and pinned it and started stitching with Perle cotton.
Here is a detail of the stitching:
So, now I need help deciding which one will join the other orange quilts in the Twelve x Twelve mosaic.
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.