Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Well, most of the artist blocks are in. One still needs more time and so I'm moving along without it. I have many choices to make as this project progresses.
If you can picture 8 blocks not all the same size done in fabric and some done in acrylic paints on canvas. My challenge is to place them in an interesting setting. At first I was all over the idea of making a scene of the valley with great mountain views, rivers, skiers, etc, then as things progressed, I began to see something different come into play. The color black has arrived and I'm seeing how this one color could "pop" all the artists blocks and it provides a great background for the most popular suggestion from the quilts input on our FB page, "flora and fauna" and so it goes.
Many of the quilters who have been aware of this project have chosen to not get involved. I was quite perplexed about that in the beginning and now months later, I've moved on and understand. This is not ordinary project. Its intimidating to many of our locals and with so many going south in the winter, they are not always around to keep to a schedule.
Anyway, I've decided that black is going to be the background color with hand and machine appliqued natural flora and fauna sproating and walking across the quilts as if its perfectly natural to do so. Funnier things have been seen on quilts.