Four-in-Art, is a small group with the stated common desire to: ‘break out of the usual gridded experience and try a new concept, free of structure or preconception, moving the boundaries of our own skills forward in both concept and technique’.The overall theme for this year is colour and we have ‘microscopic’ as a sub-theme this quarter. Today is my first ‘reveal’ day and, after several abandoned attempts at this challenge quilt, I am more than a little daunted!
This year I have joined Four-in-Art.
My quilt is inspired by and based very closely on a portion of an image from Bev Shots, a company who, in their own words, “create unique pieces of modern art by photographing microscopic patterns formed from crystallization of alcoholic beverages”. Their artwork, which you can see and purchase on their website is truly stunning and I’m sure that if you visit their Gallery you will be amazed to see the colours and patterns in your favourite drinks when viewed through a microscope. I am very grateful to Bev Shots for giving me permission to use their image of Vodka for this challenge and I am only sorry that I wasn’t able to do it better justice.
I used straight stitch machine quilting and embellished with some hand stitching.
And also some applique.
And the title is a little clue as it means ‘Cheers!’ in Polish :)
Should you happen to be curious about the history of vodka, which like the drink itself is more colourful than it appears to the naked eye, you can discover more here or here or you can go here to learn about the Vodka Wars! But the two things, I think, I will take away from this challenge are 1. Start my next quilt sooner! and 2. A little quote I chanced upon so often that I have no idea of its original source: It doesn’t matter whether your glass is half full or half empty, there’s room for more vodka :)
Please visit my fellow members of Four-in-Art to see the quilts they have made for this challenge: