In going through my files this week I found a couple of small projects from the last couple of months that I don't think I blogged about. Apologies if I've shared them and just don't remember, I'm not always great at tagging or finding things on the blog.
The first thing is my annual 12 x 12 donation quilt for the SAQA auction. SAQA is a really great organization; I'd encourage any of you who are art quilters to think about joining. They have a wonderful array of educational materials for members, a phenomenal global exhibition program and exciting regional programming and exhibitions amid much else. The annual fundraising auction isn't until the fall, but I made my 12" square quilt for it a month or so ago.
Sometimes I have a clear idea what I'm going to do, or sometimes it's a smaller exploratory version of something larger I'm working on. It's always fun to go back and look at previous 12 x 12s, some of them really stand out to me and some I can hardly remember. Here are some if you want to take a peek: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013. This year I didn't have any strong feelings but I made it when I was feeling stuck on something else and I just wanted to get out all my bright and colorful fabric scraps. I started by making a big swoosh on a piece of light background and then just laying out rainbow colored swooshy bits cut from my stash of fabric that already had fusible. It was so much fun digging through those bins. Some are hand-dyed, some are old ties or prom dresses that were cut up, some are just other silks and brocades and weird things from my stash.