Friday, February 01, 2008

Twelve by 12 - quilts about chocolate!

'The Internet is a wonderous system. I've often surfed quiters blogs and come across a few members of a dozen quilters from several countries who, I think, mostly have never met one another But someone had the idea of getting twelve of them together and doing challenge quilts. I came across references before their first challenge was complete which was before Christmas. Now the group has finished their second challenge which was to make quilts on the subject of CHOCOLATE. They have a blog just for this project, here. When you click this, it should open the site.

The wonderful thing is all are art quilters of very different personality so the twelve quilts are very different from one another. But even better, most of them write at some length explaining their mental process and then giving the technical process of creating the quilts. I spent nearly an hour reading this site a little while ago -- it may not take you so long since I'm both a slow reader and very handicapped reading on screen [I relate to paper pages and go a little brain dead after 10 or 15 minutes of reading stuff on a screen.] If you're fascinated by the group and their output, when you've finished the chocolate quilts -- assuming you're not dashing to a store for your own chocolate fix -- you can click at the bottom of the site and see their first group effort, the subject of which seems to have flitted away in a senior moment on this end.

Anyway, check them out. If for some reason the link doesn't work the website is www.twelveby12.blogspot.com/ Highly recommended - and there's a German drink of espresso and chocolate that has me ready to call up Lufthansa and see when the next flight to Germany leaves. yum!

4 comments :

Diane said...

Wow! Thanks for your lovely review of our 12x12 group project! We're sure having fun, and it's good to have a deadline and buddies to push one to be more creative!

kirsty said...

How lovely to know that our group is being enjoyed by others! We are having such fun :)
(and I'll be with you on that trip to Germany - doesn't that choc/coffee drink sound delicious?)

Helen Conway said...

Thank you for reading the challenges are great fun but its made even better by knowing that people are following along.It is Diane who was the ring leader in all this. And the theme that flitter away was dandelion - someone obviously blew on your seed head and scattered it to the wind! See you in Heidelberg!

Helen Conway said...

Thank you for reading the challenges are great fun but its made even better by knowing that people are following along.It is Diane who was the ring leader in all this. And the theme that flitter away was dandelion - someone obviously blew on your seed head and scattered it to the wind! See you in Heidelberg!