Andrea has the month of June for our OBO Bee. She's an uber creative gal - she seems like someone I'd totally want to hang with.
Andrea's block is inspired by the work of painter Ton Schulten. Um, wow. Love the super-saturated colors of his work. His landscapes walk the line between abstract and expressionist and the absolute harmony in his composition, quite frankly, makes me a little giddy. This is what I love about being involved in a virtual community. I would have never known of this artist had I not been in this bee.
This is the package I got from Andrea. She asked us to use sundrenched colors along with shadow colors to create a sun/shade block in an improvisational, abstract way. Sound intimidating? Uh, yeah. I didn't touch this project until the other day - almost 3 weeks after I got it. Victoria jumped right in and made her block, for she seems fearless. I'm pretty sure the rest of us were waiting for a brave soul to go first, as a guinea pig of sorts, to give us all an idea of how to tackle this thing.
The colors on the left are the sun-kissed colors and the colors on the right are the shadows. Andrea included a picture of Ton's art for inspiration. She asked that we piece it with chunky, linear shapes and to leave it unsquared.
I ended up making two blocks, mostly because she sent so much fabric. I think I like them. I mean, I like them, but I dont' like like them. But......
...when I put them together on the design wall...I fell in love. Can you imagine an entire quilt like this?! I cannot wait to see this thing put together. I think it will be amazingly wonderful and incredibly unique.
Thank you, Andrea! Thank you for challenging me and opening my eyes to new possibilities!!