Thursday, 14 July 2011

Abstract Challenge 2011 April - Branch

I started with the Abstract Challenge group in 2004 and did a few of the themes. I now have 6 years of completed challenges!
We have one theme per month in an 8"x8" little quilt. The group has lost active members and may cease to exist. I find that a sad thought ... the group is a great place to learn and grow. Although we have a large number of members, they are not participating. The group can be found at:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/abstract-challenge/
If you like experimenting and pushing your own creativity, think about joining and making these little gems!

I find these small quilts to be useful as a springboard back into creative thought. It is very freeing to do a little quilt ... it is only a little fabric and a great place to try new techniques and products. Practicing on a small item gives confidence to try new  ideas and approaches. Many of my small quilts have been a prototype for a larger piece!
One branch lives!
The theme for April was 'BRANCH'. On a walk at the beach, this ancient tree was leaning over a rocky cliff. It has weathered years of wind and rain, been scorched by the sun and starved for nutrients in a weak soil. And, yet ... one branch has survived and still produces leaves and seeds ... the hope for tomorrow.

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3 comments:

PT in SC said...

I love your quilt, very nice. I'm also a member of the abstract challenge and while I haven't participated a whole lot, I do often drop in a look a everyone's work. How can we get it going again? I emailed the moderator a week or so ago with a suggestion for a July topic, but never heard back. I hate to see it just fade away.

Carol said...

It'a lovely piece Vivian. Very creative.

Shannon said...

What a talent! Your quilts are absolutely beautiful.