How is it Sunday night?
This is the quilt square I designed for the Regional Center for Women in the Arts' art quilt "The Fabric of Peace." We were all to design a 12" square and send it off. It will all be sewn together as a large collaborative piece. I love the idea of collaborative art pieces - all of those voices chiming in on the same topic in visual conversation.
When I agreed to this I hadn't really thought that I'm quite a poser as a quilter- maybe "poser" is a bit stern but I've only actually made one baby-sized quilt.
I sewed disparate bits of fabric on the base fabric, gessoed over it, color glazed it and wrote into it. I was pleased with the metaphorical nature of the piece at this point and began to rustle about for some kind of imagery that would tie the whole thing together. Admittedly, the bird is a bit expected. It came from a truly lovely book of stencils called Stencil101 by Ed Roth. It was fun to then paint around the stencil and then sew around the painted areas (just use a heavy duty needle in your machine).
This was one of those situations where I said "yes, OK. I'll participate in this project" without giving it a ton of thought and I would have chickened out if I'd thought about it, but I'm glad I didn't think about it.
If you follow that line of logic.