Colors Of My Life 20 -- The Grand Finale is 3 quilts in one. It is a polymorphic quilt which allows you to see 3 different views depending on where you are standing when you look at it.
If you are standing on the left of the quilt this is the view you will see.
If you are standing directly in front of the quilt this is the view you will see. You are actually seeing both the left and right views both at the same time.
If you are standing on the right of the quilt this is the view you will see. As you walk from side to side you see a blending of the quilts until eventually you see each quilt as the individual composition it is. I wish I could have all of you be here in person to walk from side to side and view this quilt live.
I composed 2 separate quilts and then combined them for the final quilt in this series. When composing this I kept in mind that I wanted each quilt to be able to stand on it's own as a strong composition, be a unique work, and to play well with the other one.
Technically it is without a doubt the most challenging quilt I have every made. The construction was time consuming. It required absolute perfection as I sewed it. It was important to make all the edges crisp and sharp so that you saw exactly what I wanted you to see.
Jane Steinberg was a huge help as I started the final countdown. She gave me advice as to how to accomplish the sharp and crisp edges. Seebeck Gallery did the actual armatures I needed to make it happen. Thanks to both Jane Steinberg and John and Vicky at Seebeck Gallery for allowing this quilt be everything I envisioned.
I hope you have enjoyed the photos of all the quilts from my show Quilts: Another Dimension including The Colors Of My Life series, June series and the quilts in the gift shop. In addition to my quilts I also have been honored to show the work of the other four artists who were a part of the show: Frances Holliday Alford, Pamela Allen, Sonji Hunt and Clair Fenton.
You didn't think I'd forget a puzzle tonight did you? Tonight's puzzle is the Grand Finale front and center view.