Friday, February 26, 2016

Searching for Saffron

The theme for this challenge is the Orient Express. This train initially ran from Paris to Constantinople, now called Istanbul. Istanbul is known for it's spice markets. My quilt juxtaposes spice containers with the stepping stones to get to the markets.

I like to give myself a few side challenges when working on these quilts. For this, I wanted to continue a strong graphic look, a layered effect with see-through elements of surprise and hand stitching.

If you are interested in joining this group, let me know. The general size is A4 which is about 8.5 x 11. I have chosen to work at 11 x 14 size for my work. It just feels like more of a presence. These are a good place to experiment with ideas for larger works or new techniques. Think about it.


Maartje Quilt said...

What a beautiful colors. It sure reminds me to the colors I saw on the market in Istandbul.

quiltedfabricart said...

The colors are definitely reminiscent of spices and that old world feeling. I might enjoy the challenge - what is the deadline?