Four-In-Art Challenge Reveal

Illumination and Light, the theme for the 4th quarter reveal of the Four-in-Art challenge this year. Our online group has been creating quilted projects this year under the general theme of LIGHT, with ILLUMINATION as the sub-theme for this quarter. 

I found this sub-theme tough. When I searched the word "illumination," the medieval art of illuminating books was foremost in the results. I was thinking along the lines of light bulbs shining on a performance stage, a book while reading, a window, and many more concepts. 

I chose some photos I had taken. I liked the sun shining on the tops of trees. I really liked the lighthouse at night, and an evening sunset as we finished fishing on Lake Michigan. 

My idea was to use sun and trees. Using a shimmery bridal fabric I combined techniques I learned in classes from Ann Lovelace and Lenore Crawford

Illuminating Sunlight is the name I gave my quilt. The use of the bridal fabric gave it the illumination I imagined.

This is the final reveal for the Four-in-Art quilters' group. The group started 5 years ago. I joined in 2013. The founders are looking toward new quilting adventures. I have enjoyed working with this wonderful group of quilters and on the quarterly challenges. I have gained friends. I have tried new quilting techniques. I have learned so many concepts of art and quilting as we have shared our pieces over the years. I am thankful to have been a member of Four-in-Art quilt group.

Please visit the other Four-in-Art members' posts listed below. 

Nancy (That's me, you are here!)

But there is good news!

A few of us have signed on to a new quilt art group started by two of our members. 'The Endeavourers' will be revealing their first theme projects on February 1, 2018, with 14 quilters in the group. I look forward to this quilt art group as we show how we "embody the spirit of our quilts." I hope you will stop back to see what I have to reveal on February 1! 


Rachel said...

What a fun quilt. I like that you found a technique that worked for you to create the illumination that you were looking for. Its been a great time being part of Four-In-Art with you and I will be following with interest to see what your new group creates!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

This is beautiful. I love the illuminating effect you've created with the bridal fabric. The whole scene looks bathed in sunlight. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your quilts in future :)

Catherine said...

I love this. The idea of the sunlight through trees is such a magical one and you've captured this quality in a beautiful way.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

I too love sunlight streaming through the trees and highlighting the colors. Your use of the bridal fabric works beautifully to create this effect. Well done.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

The bridal fabric was a great idea!! Love your quilts inspired by nature!

OPQuilt said...

I love this little quilt, that illustrates the idea of illumination. Who of us hasn't seen that sunlight filtering through the trees and hoped to catch those rays of sunshine forever? I think you've done it--for sure--and will have that captured sun forever. Good choice of fabric, lovely and pleasing trees arranged to show that brilliant sun. Lovely!
Thanks also for being a part of this group. I'm so happy to hear that you will continue on with Endeavorers!

Quiltalicious said...

There's nothing more beautiful that bright rays of light illuminating our world as you have illustrated! Scenes like this take your breath away and you have designed and quilted it all so beautifully. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do in the future.

Betty said...

In my house in the woods, I get to enjoy the rays of sun filtering through the trees daily and it never fails to lift me up! You captured it beautifully here and should be so proud. And aren't we lucky to have all those bridal fabrics out there to help interpret the vision?! I look forward to seeing all the new creations with The Endeavourers and so glad you'll be continuing on!