The Color Grid quilts I have been making originally started out as an exploration of a simple block, very similar to the nine patch. I started this work in Nancy Crow’s class Sets and Variables III.
Eventually, I realized that if I multiplied the block out much like you do in a traditional straight set quilt, you get really interesting results. The “block” becomes bigger and the sashing gloms onto the block to create interesting figure ground relationships. Day and Night were two early sketches.
In order for these grids of Color Grids to be a grid of grid, they must be very close to the same size. Most of my Color Grids are 38″ x 38″ so that they read nicely together. TRIBE is 50″ x 50″ which is significantly bigger than the other quilts, so I set it aside for a very long time.
Then I had a show at the Wiseman Gallery, were size did not matter. They hung the Color Grids around the gallery using the same sight line for all the pieces.