I can finally reveal my 30-Something challenge entry, made for Circle in the Square Quilters 30th anniversary. We had 12 entries, an excellent showing. The challenge had only the following rules: Be inspired by 30 something in recognition of 30 years; have fun; be creative. The variety was amazing. CSQ is a small guild with a lot of art quilters/fiber artists as well as mostly traditional quilters.
At first I wasn't inspired and wasn't going to participate, but then I figured I could at least make 30 circles in squares, right? The problem was finding a suitable layout that wasn't your basic 5 x 6. The one I ended up with required 32 circles, a problem. But what if two of then were not circles? Look closely, the two shapes in the corners are octagons, so this really is 30 circles.
I planned it so that lighter background and frame colors in the center would become darker toward the edges, and I really like the luminous effect this created.
I took it with me to work on when I went to Florida in September, and finished it there, so we took some photos on the beach. These were taken on a sunny morning so the colors are a little washed out by the brightness.
I'm keeping this one for me, for a sofa quilt. This quilt measures 60" by 60" and there are at least 55 different batik fabrics used.
Linking up with Friday Finish at Crazy Mom Quilts and Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.