The group blog of twelve quiltmakers and textile artists scattered around the world in 8 countries and across four continents. Our aim is to create a small quilt every three months.
The theme is chosen by the members in turn.
Our website: www.12bythedozen.weebly.com
As most of you felt, Pierneef was heavily influenced by trees and skies. I was torn between the two and started off with a tree version in mind. However, you can see the sky version won out.
It has been a bit of a journey in that I wrongly started off drawing on the sky colours in one of the paintings which were brooding and dramatic but we have had lovely sunny blue skies down here just recently and out driving one day I had a light-bulb moment that it should be a 'happy' picture - a bit like the posters of the early days of the railways advertising the glories of the seaside. I now have a bag of enough bits of sky for another piece!
Corfe Castle is a ruined castle about 10 miles away and a great favourite with the grandchildren who rush up the hill and clamber all over the fallen stones. It seemed the perfect silhouette for the dramatic sky. My one regret is that I used the wrong colour thread to stitch the pieces of the castle down...
Sky inspired by this painting.
Foreground inspired by this painting in that the lines and shapes are simplified.
I enjoyed this challenge but honestly had no idea what I was going to do when I choose Pierneef. I realise it has been a real struggle for some of you and I thank you for sticking it out and coming up trumps.