to introduce themselves to a group of talented creative people? It was suggested that we use one of our quilts that either shows what we are like, or not like, and describes why we feel that way. Finding a quilt that works either way is a tough one for me - I find my style and likes change so frequently - almost with every single project I do! I'll finish a scrappy quilt and just love it, but then I'll do a challenge piece that has me selecting colours outside my normal comfort zone, and loving that and just going to town with those colour schemes for awhile. I love trying out new techniques, and am always trying to add something new with each piece that I do. I love a challenge and a deadline!
I'm going to choose this quilt as the best current representation of me. It is currently my avatar - I think it depicts my love of colour and acknowledges (at least too me!) that I I can create outside my comfort zone, and love to try new and different things. It was done for an on line swap, Doll Quilt Swap #9, and my partner's favourites showed she liked blues and oranges. Blues have always been a comfort zone for me, but I've never been particularly fond of oranges, so had done very little with them. This was one of the challenges I put to myself - use orange as a focus in this quilt. I also wanted to incorportae some curves and applique, so the flying geese just seemed the natural thing. For this piece I did applique the geese using a raw edge technique, but since making this I have also done some paper pieced geese for a postcard swap, and love that technique as well! My current passion is free motion quilting and trying to figure out what quilting patterns best enhance a quilt. I really like what I came up with for this one!
I love taking technique workshops, and have all kinds of samples, and try to work them into my pieces as much as possible.
Bring on the challenges!