We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.
Sunday, 4 November 2012
I've been working on this quilt on and off for some time. It is one of my favorite quilting processes and I thought it would be a fitting "last piece" for my 2012 Voyage. It is reversible, using applique on the front (green) and reverse applique on the back (purple). A friend helped me with the outline of the tree, but everything else is my own. At first I was skeptical of my color choices, but now that I see the finished piece, I think the colors work well on both sides. As I was working to finally finish the piece, I felt as though I had closed a circle in my art quilting life and began to look forward to next year. I just relaxed and enjoyed stitching and quilting; I added some organza to several of the leaves to give them some "shimmer" and help them stand out. I have been so busy finishing quilts for two quilt shows and performing in a play, that it was nice to relax and meditate on this piece and let it take me to the stepping off point for our next year of Voyage.