Thursday, September 01, 2011

It's 12 x 12 Day!

Today marks the end of the second round of Twelve by Twelve challenges with the reveal of our final
Colorplay challenge—orange! It is the color I got to choose. Orange is such a happy color, though I do think a little goes a long way. Inspired by our garden, here is my piece, Orange Lilies. Check our blog today for all the Orange pieces.


Now that this second round of challenges is over, the Twelves are discussing what might happen next. For one thing all quilts from both challenges, 288 in all, will be featured in a special exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, November 3-6. We are thrilled! We had hoped to all be in attendance, but several of the group are not going to be able to make the trip. I am very excited to be going to Houston and looking forward to meeting more of my Twelve "sisters." Some time after Houston we will be announcing what our next project will be. We are taking a little break until then, but do not worry—we will be doing something!

To celebrate this milestone I am giving away another copy of our book, Twelve by Twelve: The International Art Quilt Challenge. Leave a comment if you'd like to be put into a drawing for the book. I will take comments through September 3. On September 4 I will announce the winner.


68 comments:

  1. Your piece is so vibrant, lovely!

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  2. I like your blue and orange a bunch and enjoy your blog in general.

    The book would be a wonderful and inspirational addition to my library.

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  3. Jessica8:14 AM

    I love love love the pattern in the top right of your piece. It is so whimsical and modern. I really love the vibrant colors.

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  4. I've enjoyed following the challenges each month. What a talented group. Congratulations on your studio. It's fun to see it develop.

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  5. Orange is my current favorite color so all the quilts this time really grab me. It was fun to "meet" you at the breakfast table Saturday morning in Tacoma.

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  6. Sandy in CA8:39 AM

    Wow! You all have produced such beautiful work! I'd love to win a copy of your book.

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  7. So glad you chose orange--a color I avoided for a long while but am now very drawn to. Would love to win the book!

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  8. I love the combination of blue and orange and your piece is lovely. I would love to win the 12x12 book!

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  9. I love your 'Orange Lilies'
    I would love to win a copy of your book!

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  10. Each of these quilts have been such an inspiration to me. Thanks for sharing them and your process.

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  11. This has to be my favourite, just beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Saying hello from the east coast, Nova Scotia, Canada!

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  12. Your Orange challenge is inspiring. I know I would enjoy the 12 x 12 book.
    Judi

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  13. Dozens and dozens of ideas will pour out of this book once it arrives at my house. Crossing my fingers and toes.

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  14. I love your piece. The second challenge is done-quite an accomplishment.

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  15. I love your quilts. Beautiful, beautiful,beautiful!!!!

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  16. I have so enjoyed seeing all the 12 x 12 quilts and would love to win the book!

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  17. This piece is ab-so-lute-ly gorgeous. A lot of punch in 12 inches. Your journey has been inspiring

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  18. What a beautiful piece! Orange daylilies are favorites and I just love the contrast with the blue. The clowers in the sky are a great addition.

    No need to enter me - I am thoroughly enjoying my autographed copy. :)

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  19. Wish I could be in Houston to see all of the quilts in person... and meet y'all. Would very much enjoy a copy of the book and look forward to following the next challenge! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I would love to win the book but really want to say that I love that you used that blue print fabric...so unexpected!

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  21. I just bought a copy of the book so you don't need to put me in the drawing. The book is really great!

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  22. I have been following the Twelves since the beginning and would love to win this book... Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. Congrats on finishing TWO rounds of challenges!!! I love your Day Lillys!!!

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  24. I love your pieces and have enjoyed following along and seeing all the different interpretations. I would love to win the book. I'm looking forward to seeing your next challenge unfold. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  25. I have been following your challenges for a long time, and would be wonderful to admire them in the book.

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  26. Orange Lilies is lovely. I have enjoyed your art and also your blog for about a year now. The creative projects of your Twelve by Twelve group is inspiring.

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  27. I love your challenges, and watching your studio take shape. Thanks for sharing with all of us. I'd love to have a chance to win a copy of your book!!

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  28. I love viewing your challenges....but it gives me inspiration for my own quilts ...also it shows you don't need to do large
    Thanks
    Lorraine
    Blueys Beach

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  29. I admire your work and am enjoying watching the progress on your studio. Yes, put my name in the hat for a chance to win the book. Thanks!
    Martha Ginn

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  30. Your lilies are gougeous! I'd love to win the book to se more of 12 x 12.

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  31. very cool post thanks al ot for sharing!

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  32. WOW! This piece represents LOTS of work! I find new things each time I look at it. Sad to see this chapter finished, but eagerly await the next.

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  33. how exciting that the 12x12s will be on display in Houston. Enjoy your trip!!

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  34. This is now at the top of my favorites. It is so special.

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  35. I love your little orange quilt. Lilies are a favorite subject of mine. Book would be great..

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  36. I am inspired when I look at your work. I'd love to win the Twelve by Twelve book!

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  37. A beautiful design - reminds me of Moorcroft and other tube-lined pottery. Loved seeing the 12's quilts at Festival of Quilts - they are even more impressive in real life and I went back to admire them several times. Wish I could come to Houston to see even more!

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  38. Ashley in Abilene11:26 AM

    Your piece is beautiful :) I'm challenging myself to start a series of 12x12's to practice and perfect some different skills. This book would be a great one for my library!

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  39. I have followed this group since it first posted and still look forward to it each month! Good going!!!

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  40. I have loved watching the unveiling of these pieces and would be thrilled to own the book!

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  41. I love the idea of an ongoing challenge like this. What an inspiration!

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  42. Looks like a fabulous book! representing 12 very different styles of design and work. It would be lovely to win a copy; if not a winner I shall need to purchase this book

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  43. Hope I am the lucky one.

    Really like the lace/lace effect on your 'orange' quilt.

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  44. This looks like a terrific collection of explorations!

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  45. You always seem to create one of my favorites out of the group!

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  46. Would so love to have this book!

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  47. Congrats on your book. 12bytwelve has been an inspiration to many.

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  48. Love what your group is doing with challenges. Would like to win the book.

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  49. Anonymous6:05 PM

    The book would be a fabulous addition to my library. Looking forward to possibly seeing you in Houston!
    Mariluyn Rose

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  50. Such an inspiring project, it would be an honor to have your book in my home.

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  51. Love your lilies! The book is on my wish list and I would be thrilled to win a copy!

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  52. I love your lilies and the color you picked. Very nice, I'd love to see it in person.
    Susan Parker jdprkr@pacbell.net

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  53. Love the lilies. Would love to win the book, so many ideas to take in.

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  54. I have been following all of your challenges and would love to win a copy of the book.

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  55. Kimberly6:43 PM

    I admire how the orange dots fade in the background, as if floating, which gives the quilt some depth and movement.

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  56. one of my fav "group" projects...some great art work wa produced....send me the book please:>
    maggie in sc

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  57. I would love to win a book. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  58. Love how your piece was inspired by your lovely garden! Can't wait to see your new studio all finished. Don't forget to show Ray's greenhouse!

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  59. Nice work, thank you for sharing!

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  60. Would love to know more about the Twelve x Twelve group and their work!

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  61. Anonymous10:55 PM

    Great book, great art--I'd love to win it!
    Linda Laird
    Quiltart reader
    www.quiltlady@san.rr.com

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  62. Congratulations on a wonderful project. I've admired the works and collaboration since I first learned about it. Your group is truly inspirational!

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  63. Hi Terry,
    I have followed your blog and the 12x12 group with interest. Thanks for sharing.
    Judi

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  64. I love reading the 12x12 blogs. and now the opportunity to win the book, hooray!

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  65. LynDee8:21 AM

    We should all be so ready for a challenge such as this!

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  66. Well done ladies!

    It is so fun to see how 12 different artists interpret a theme.

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  67. Great job Terry. Daylilies are the perfect embodiment of the joy of orange.

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