I should never try to rush through anything. It always comes back to haunt me, and takes me twice as long to finish what I wanted to rush through.
I ran through a few medical ideas for Sweet, but couldn't come up with anything I wanted to work on. Then I was reading Joann's blog here http://jsuley.blogspot.com/2012/10/breakfast-pepper.html, and thought about all the times my kids say sweet when they like something. I came up with an idea quickly after that, and since I'm going on vacation soon, I wanted to finish it before I left. It turned out really nice until I cut it down to size, sewed that backing on, and realized it was 11 x 20. I got that sinking feeling you get when you really mess up and started scrambling for a solution.
Top left is the edge with the backing on. I had to remove the backing, then dug thru the trash to find the edge I had cut off. For some reason I thought if I just sew it back on, no one will notice.
Well, I notice, and I'm sure you do too. Sigh. It took me a few days, but I did come up with a solution that works. But your not going to see it until December 12th.
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.