My small weekly quilt group has a challenge every year and we exhibit our results at a local library. The challenge for this year is to use a photograph , preferably taken by you, and use it for inspiration for a small (about 18" x 24") quilt. It can be used in any way: copy it realistically, use the colors, do a photo transfer, abstract it, etc.
I took this picture in Istanbul at the Grand Bazaar. I was bowled over by the colors and knew that some day it would be a quilt. Now I have the perfect opportunity.
I definitely plan to abstract it, leaving out most of the extraneous objects, and mainly use the colors. I almost always use my hand dyed fabrics, but looking through my small stash of solids, some left over from Brown Planet, I came up with this palette. Pretty good, don't you think? One hand dyed snuck in there. Can you tell?
I also took a great picture of a minaret. I may or may not superimpose that on top.
I have a very busy week ahead, so I don't think I'll get much done, but at least it's simmering away in my brain. This isn't due until September, but I like to get things done ahead of time, if possible.