Two years ago, I had an exhibition at the gallery space located on the Kenai Pennisula College campus.
This is the show where my name was in lights. Okay, it was only Kenai, Alaska and not New York City, but it was still fun.
Because the gallery space is small, I decided to create as many small pieces as I could.
Last summer, I finally had almost all of the pieces photographed. A few of them were sold before I had a chance to photograph them, which is a shame, and I need to learn not to do that.
A month ago, I added a new gallery to my website to share these small quilts.
And today, I am sharing them with you on my blog.
Each Hot Crossed Square is a bit like a sketch.
Another fun word for sketch is maquette.
These quilts are inspired by and related to following quilt blocks—
The Red Cross Quilt, Stone Mason’s Puzzle, City Streets, Squares and Square, and my favorite Crossed Square.
Some of these sketches actually become Color Grids.
Color Grids is the same of the series I have been working on since 2011.
A Color Grid quilt is really a Hot Crossed Square multiplied.
Or to put it in quilt lingo—a Hot Crossed Square is a single quilt block.
A Color Grid has between nine and 16 blocks depending on how I grid the quilt.
I am teaching Riffing on Tradition at Hello Stitch in Berkeley, California on Saturday November 11 from 12NOON until 6PM.
In this workshop, we will be doing exactly what I have done with my Hot Crossed Squares.
We will be taking a traditional quilt block and manipulating it over and over again.
We will be examining all the variables aka Design Elements, and then manipulating those variables into small works of art OR one large composition.
It is going to be a very good time.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing these pieces.
Maybe it will inspire to make some of your own.
Thank you folks for stopping by.