What do you see? One of the things we work on consistently in classes is deciding on what we see and how to bring it to life. The longer I quilt the more committed I become to making quilts that rely on my own decisions. Patterns, tools and fabrics all help to bring it together in varying degrees but the "I" in quilt is important. It is how we committ to telling the story. So, in Out of Line we looked at the work of Mark Hearld's Workbook (thank you Bronwyn for giving me the book!) and started thinking.
It started as a bit of a mess as most of our projects do! There is a process to this kind of quilt that is fun and revealing...go there if you dare!
Here is our starting point, a rooster full of shape, texture, colour and attitude! Plenty of room for interpretation. We got started and soon the chook yard started to fill with individuals...
There was Kantha chook,
Curry Chook and headless chook (we all know who that is!)
There is something important in the process of thinking about what we see. As we make decisions about the fabrics, consider the technique and engage our imagination things start to happen before our eyes. We have the elements at our fingers to create great fun things and in so doing cement what we like...what colours...what textures...what scale or shape. Our identity firms up in our own minds strengthening all future ideas....its something to crow about! k