I finally finished my Myth submission. The first thing I did was to machine quilt a small meander between the couched lines of silk yarn. That made the yarn stand out a bit more, but still not enough contrast for my liking. As I worked on this piece, I really liked the bits of gold thread that were spun into the yarn, so I played up on that by brushing the center of the piece with gold paint and a little shimmery powder to make it glow. I hope that it is enough to give what had been reading as a rather flat, monotonous, surface some focus. I bound the quilt in the standard fashion, as it seemed to need a wall of some sort to contain it. So, better late than never, my Myth quilt. Now to contemplate Maverick, which has me leaning towards cattle...
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.