While it took me some time to figure out what I wanted to do for this challenge, in the end I thoroughly enjoyed the process. After thinking about color theory and how colors relate to each other, I decided to narrow it down and play with four analagous colors. I happened to have an analagous fat quarter bundle in my stash, which felt a bit like cheating, but I really wanted to play with those fabrics.
The fabric bundle came from Cherrywood Fabrics. Their fabrics are hand dyed and the colors are so rich. It is really quite fun to play with them.
I play intuitively with color when I'm not working with a curated bundle. I just choose whatever I think goes well together. Thinking of intuitive reminded me of Jean Wells' book Intuitive Quilting and Design and brought to mind a project from that book that I wanted to try.
First things first, I needed to do a little improv play, so I got busy slicing up those analagous fabrics.
Typical of me, I got so absorbed in playing, I only took one photo. Please ignore the fussy background (my pressing table fabric). Once I had my improv pieces done, this came into play:
That's a 9-inch stretched canvas, 3" deep. I had three of them, so I got to work. This was such a different approach to finishing small quilts and a unique way to display them.
Okay, I'll quit teasing. Here are my finished challenge pieces.
I have this space above the patio door in my quilt room, which is the first thing I see when I enter the room. I've wanted something in that space, and this trio brighten it up and make me smile whenever I see them.
It was difficult to get a decent photo, but I hope you get the idea. It's really a very bright room, not dark as the photo implies.
I hope this meets the challenge and that I haven't stepped outside of the purpose of these challenges. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else made for this challenge!