Art a Day?

Kathy over at Art with a Needle (one of my favorite art blogs), recently posted about a challenge to make one piece of art a day for a month. Hmmmm…. this sounded like what I needed to get the mojo back. I could do one quilt block a day as she has done.

I decided to keep things simple and set a few rules for my self as well as keep things VERY relaxed. I don’t need this to be one more stress in my life! My rules are that I use only solid fabrics as this will help me in my exploration of color and how one color effects how I view another, and that the blocks will be 5 inches finished, keeping it small to keep me finishing.

I also decided that if my day is way too full, it is okay to cut a sold square and call it good. I want to go for 30 days and if that means 30 solid squares, so be it.

Of course, I waited to post about this until I actually had been doing it a while…..

Also, this could be more accurately called a diary quilt than an art quilt in making…..I would not call these blocks art but each one does in some way relate to the day that I made them. So  I may call this the diary quilt. However, though it is not really art, it IS getting me sewing at least a bit each day.  Here are a few and I will post more in subsequent posts:

Notice the them of “three” in several of these? Right now, three of my kids are not at home and we are down to my husband, myself and our youngest daughter here so only three at home.

See what I mean? Not exactly art but they have seeds of inspiration for future projects.

So that is week one for me. I have more and will try to post a week at a time. I highly encourage you to visit Kathy’s blog. She has great thoughts on art, being your own artist, and she is very generous sharing her techniques as well.

Until next time….

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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4 Responses to Art a Day?

  1. These are wonderful! Keep doing this and you will have enough for a great work of art in no time. It’s nice to commit even a little bit of time to do art!

  2. katyquilts says:

    I agree! And the cool thing is that those 15 minutes often lead me to 20 or 30!

  3. Victoria says:

    fabulous! sometimes all we need is 15 minutes a day to make us happy! Sew happy!

  4. Norma says:

    What a great idea! I like what you’ve done so far. Won’t it be fun to see them all together?

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