In the summer I became part of an international quilt group with members from five different countries. (We are planning to go public when we have a little bit more to show as a group, right now we are still sort of working undercover.) Assignments for quilts are passed out by the members according to a rota, and the second assignment called for a scale of greys, with a little bit of color.
That immediately gave me an idea for a quilt that would well fit into the “Inspiration Bauhaus” exhibition that I am working on and which will be on display at Fagus Works in October. I have shown a first glimpse of it here.
|Sketch/plan for Shapes 10 according to a strict |
and perfectly orderly system
Here are a few stages of development of the quilt:
|7 shades of grey, numbered (at top) to keep them distinct for the maker...|
|adding red circles, the 'little bit of color'|
|adding grey circles according to plan above|
|the plan kept having to be altered to avoid too many repetitions, |
and in the end I did not really understand my own system
anymore, or if there was any system left at all...
|adding the second set of (interior) circles|
|red rounds around half of the squares|
|reflector fabric and black-and-white-striped fabrics |
for the rounds around the other half of the squares,
and a further round of the original shade of grey
|all sewn together|
|a helper in the sandwiching - well qualified as a supporting quilter!|
Now it is in the process of being quilted. I even hope to be able to show it in my exhibition in
Freiburg in January already.
However, I had not met the size-restrictions that Ita had given us, and this quilt does not qualify for the assignment which is due by the end of the month. I have a number of left-overs from making this one, however, and ideas, and will be able to make a quilt 40 x 80 cm large.
Although it probably won’t be exactly on time...