Personally, I've had so many highs and lows this year that choosing one emotion to express was difficult, but in the end I decided to focus on the positive. My quilt (working title: Alive in the World) is about the feeling or emotion I get when spring has sprung, and everything is green and vibrant and alive. I'm just not sure I can name the emotion associated with this feeling!
The inspiration for this project: I was looking out the window from across the room and had a view of green, green, green, with some dark lines through it and small spots of color. I need new glasses, but what I was actually seeing was green grass, cherry and apple trees (green leaves, flower blossoms and very dark trunks and branches), and wildflowers across the street.
Here's the progress I've made:
|First audition putting the units together. I'm not sure about the darkest green piece |
in the lower left. Also, the cruciform shape is too static, too centered, too bold; too much!
|So I tried a less-structured t-shape. Better.|
|Elongated the lower part of the t-shape. Still better.|
|Detail of the center, which will be pieced, making each bit even smaller, like little gems.|
This project is on the back burner while I work on other projects: prayer flags for a friend's public art project, and a couple other abstract pieces. As soon as I get to see other members' challenge pieces in process, I'll include photos of those.
Next . . . a session of deconstructed screenprinting.
Three days till Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show!