"Behind the Scenes" is my mini quilt for Curated Quilts, Issue No. 8 challenge, "Well said...." So many things came to mind when I started to think about what I wanted to say and how best to say it.
For me, it's all about community. But how best to celebrate and call attention to the amazing women of this world who go about their work every day, often in the shadows.
Artist Statement: "For centuries, women have worked together to make life better for their families, their communities and hopefully also for themselves. Women's work is often done behind the scenes without recognition or thanks".
I used the colors dictated by the challenge and chose tulip pink, orange and chartreuse. Semi-transparent white linen is layered over the interconnected symbol for womanhood, literally placing this vibrant community behind the scene. But, there is also hope, reflected in the tiny bits of color peeking out in the binding.
12.5" x 12.5" using various 100% quilting cottons in the color palette recommended for the challenge. Semitransparent 100% handkerchief linen in white layered over the top. The batting is remnant bamboo (because we woman make do with what we have). The binding cut at 2" on the straight of grain and pieced with 2 of the colors from the composition, tulip pink and orange. It is simply quilted in matching 40 wt cotton thread, spaced 1/2" apart. The back (not shown) is a 100% silk vintage kimono fabric in a similar color palette.
If you get a chance take a look at the Curated Quilts Gallery of submitted minis, they are amazing and have so much to say.
What do you have to say? Leave me a comment......