Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Next Photo Quilt

I finished my second version of the photo taken in Citta di Castello, IT (mistaken in the first quilt as San Sepolcro) and named it Citta di Castello. Compare with the first quilt, here. I'm actually happier with this second piece because I'm leaning more toward abstract work than pictorial or representational.

With this quilt's completion, I have already met my goal and stretch goal for this month, i.e., four 16x12" quilts finished. And it's only the 19th! Oh yeah, and I did Eclipse last weekend, that little discharge quilt that I'm loving seeing on my studio wall.

And then, today I quilted my January circles 12x12" piece, the latest challenge I added last week...and I've got something else in mind for the last week of the month. Maybe it's because these pieces are relatively small, or maybe it's just because I'm on a roll...but I am beginning to amass quite a body of work.

Thinking ahead to next year, I'd like to hang a show somewhere of the photo to fabric quilts, each pair along with an 8x10 copy of the image that inspired them. And perhaps a show of the collage quilts and their paper collage inspirations.

I'm feeling like I want to work bigger, and I continue to be intrigued by the possibilities of square work. I'm thinking perhaps my next monthly challenge -- if the next quilt spawns another personal challenge -- will be 24x24." Stay tuned!

6 comments:

Approachable Art said...

Another beauty, Connie! My works are getting larger, as well, slowly... I think it's the right direction to head in for me. Maybe it will be for you, too! :D

Jan said...

I like this a lot!

tiedyejudy said...

I love it, and the idea of a show using the photos next to your artwork. Funny, I always think of your work as rectangles, and have totally spaced out on your dimensions! I tend to work in rectangles, so maybe I'm transferring my obsession to your work!
Stay dry...

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Love this piece. The colours and lines are stunning. Congratulations on your successful month so far...and still time to go. An exhibition of your work, with inspiration, is a wonderful idea..I wish you well in finding the right venue...perhaps with some funding.
Shirley

Gina said...

Beautiful! I'd love to see both those shows you described.

The Green Stone Woman said...

I think larger would be wonderful and do your work justice!