The Bullseye quilts are part of a project I am working on with Julie Zaccone Stiller and Adrienne Acoba. It started out as a round robin block exercise. The exercise was inspired by a different bullseye project done by the Quilt Mavericks quilt group. We send each other squares of a certain color of fabric and proceed to add circles (or another shape) to them using the bullseye pattern. The interesting thing about this pattern is the way one can play with color. It is interesting to see the colors change as additional layers of fabric are added. When the blocks were complete, we cut the squares up and kept some of each block and sent other parts to the others, so the quilts are truly ‘sister’ quilts. The arrangement of the blocks is my own design. Julie and Adrienne arranged their blocks differently. The project has expanded to the point where we are working on creating a bullseye quilt for each of the rainbow colors.
Passionate Purple was a harder one for me to make. I tend to work on purple quilts in December and January when there is little light. I find that the purple fabrics suck all of the life out of the room. My reaction is not to work on the piece or to be depressed. I did finish this one and am pleased with how it came out. I really want to work on the next colors and may just have to work with Julie as Adrienne, as of 2016, lives in Morocco.