12×12 MayMay 11, 2007
The year is moving right along. It is May 12th already and time for the 12″x12″ Porfolio Challenge posts. My offering this month doesn’t follow my defined parameters exactly but it is close. I hope that you enjoy looking at it.
I used the Ohio Star block this month. Instead of focusing on the piecing of it, as I usually do, I concentrated on the quilting this month. Feathered wreaths and plumes fill the alternate blocks and fall into the corner patches of the Ohio Star. The center of the Ohio Star also contains a feathered wreath and all of the background is filled with stippling. The yellow fabric is a hand dyed fabric but the green is a commercial fabric. The overall size of the piece is 18″x18″.
I am fairly happy with the outcome but there are things I would change if I were to do it again. I think I would adjust the sizes of the inside and and outside feathers on the large wreath and I would change the size and angle of the plumes that extend into the corner blocks. I’d like to experiment with different types of background filler too. That is what these projects are good for, learning.
Thanks for looking!