Knowing this might be our last challenge, I wanted to make something that represented my thoughts on this wonderful group. When Terri came up with Sweet, I had to think for a long time how to work that out. Joann http://jsuley.blogspot.com came to the rescue when she mentioned referring to something she likes as "sweet", which is what my kids say too.
I like the symbolism of this piece. I started with a large painted circle, which I made on three separate pieces of fabric, then pieced them together. I added the hand stitched circle so it's hard to see the paint underneath. After that the piece came together really quickly. The yellow strip on the right side was added after I finished and bound the piece and discovered it was 11 x 20. I tried out the greys, and a dark red, but yellow seemed to work best. Actually, not cutting it off in the first place would have worked best.
We are twelve women who have been able to join together to create a wonderful group experience yet maintain our individuality. My art has improved considerably since joining this group. I've pushed myself way outside my original box and for that I'm eternally grateful.
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.