Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Twelve by Twelve Day

Today was the reveal day for the latest Twelve by Twelve challenge. Helen's color challenge was "spice colors."  I continued my experiments in fusing and stitching this mosaic-y kind of abstract design, but this time used it as a background for a crow.  I really liked making this piece and even added some beads at the end. I don't often find beads add much to a quilt and sometimes even detract, but I like those little points of bone white these added.

We are getting near the end of our second round of challenges. Four years, nearly. What an amazing experience it has been. We are talking about what to do next. We have, perhaps, exhausted the challenge format as we have been doing it. We are pondering. What seems clear, at least to me, is that these people are part of my life now. We will not simply wander off into the cyberspace from whence we came. If you are wondering if there is another book on the horizon, I think not. Even as the book has been an amazing outcome of our internet project, it isn't what it was all about ever. Have I mentioned that we are all (except for one of us) going to the International Quilt Festival in Houston, where both of our challenge series will be seen in their entirety? It will be the first time we will be together as a group anywhere. Just thinking about that chokes me up a little.


If you haven't, go on over to the Twelve by Twelve blog to see all the spicy quilts. As always, we've had a lot of fun with the theme.

10 comments:

  1. Oh... now I'm a bit choked up too.

    I'm so thankful for our shared experience.

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  2. I love the quilt that you have come up with. I also love all the other quilts that were also made for the challenge. I am sure that you all will enjoy your trip to Houston.

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  3. It truly is an amazing thing you 12 artists have accomplished! It is so perfect for you to all meet in person at the Quilt Festival in Houston. And, as always, I LOVE your "spice colors" crow piece. Absolutely wonderful.

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  4. I love your squares and lines AND I love crows- so really really love this quilt!!

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  5. I love this 12x12. The beads really are wonderful little drops of light.

    I was wondering if all of you have ever gotten together and the Houston show sounds like a perfect place! Have a great time you are all so inspiring!

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  6. I was looking at the reveal yesterday, and at first thought the quilt done with dupioni silk with the quilted bubble shapes might be yours. But when I saw the crow, I knew that was it. The whole reveal was wonderful with incredible variety.

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  7. I have loved the 12 X 12 project. It is one of everyday stops in the blogosphere. I check it right after I check "And Sew it Goes."

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  8. I'm in love with your birds. This one looks like he could just take flight any minute.

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  9. This is truly a wonderful piece. The background really does it!

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  10. This piece is just beautiful. All you 12 by 12ers make such wonderful and varied art each month :)

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