|Cherrywood's Lucious Challenge Bundle|
As my usual, I did not actually start working on this challenge until the week before the deadline (Technically Thursday before the Tuesday deadline--but who is counting days, hours and minutes until the deadline?!?) My mantra for this particular challenge was "If Plan A doesn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters. Stay Cool!" And as several facebook friends reminded me...there is always the greek alphabet and chinese alphabet that has even more back up options!!
Plans A through E included idea of making a modern mandala, modern mola featuring peacocks, abstract irises, Blues Clues and even the Cookie Monster! In fairness, I may have been hungry during that last moment of inspiration! Luckily, several of these plans never made it past the brainstorming phase. I did try a few different paper mock ups to play around with coloring of a modern iris design but I was having a hard time achieving the 60-70% use of challenge fabrics while also achieving an interesting quilt design...so my paper mock ups were scrapped and destined for the recycle bin.
|Iris I Had a Better Design...|
|Fabric Swirls that Fizzled|
|Finally Going with the Flow!|
|Black Background Bits|
I had envisioned some dense quilting, so I was confident that my glue basted edges would be reinforced in the quilting process. Using flowing water as my inspiration, my doodles included different combinations of wavy lines, bubbles and spirals.
|Doodles That Ebb & Flow|
|Canvas Like Background Designs|
|Close Up of Quilting Details|
|One More Brushstroke for My Label|
|"Van Gogh's Blues & Hues", 20" x 20"|
"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day."
- Vincent van Gogh