The annual online auction to benefit SAQA, Studio Art Quilt Associates, comes up again, opening on September 15th and continuing through October 8th. I’ll be reminding you closer to the time, of course. For further information and updates including some of the works already received, go to SAQA’s website Right now several hundred SAQA members including yours truly are preparing their 12″ x 12″ donations, and over the last few days I have almost finished mine – shown here with quilting in progress:
Excess fabric and batting will be trimmed off once the quilting is completed – and yes, I do darn in the ends as I go! I may do a fine black binding, but will audition other coloured fabrics anyway, just in case one of them adds a bit more zing. This is the third in a deconstructed circles theme that has emerged in the last few weeks, and I’m pondering a more meaningful title for what is clearly becoming a series – as ‘Deconstructed Circle #3’ is a bit unexciting. I’ve started a list, with entries such as ‘Whirlwind’, ‘Cyclone’ and ‘Tornado’ under consideration.
‘Maelstrom’ 2009 was my first deconstructed circle design, to which I have turned again, and maybe it is now the first of a series of that name; meaning the one I’m nearly finished would be #4, but maybe I’ll come up with something else.