In May 2017 my husband and I took a short trip to Occidental in Redwood country in Northern California. After an afternoon of wine tasting we decided to have dinner at Hazel, a small restaurant located in downtown Occidental that serves hand prepared dishes using local ingredients.
When I wasn't eating my roasted chicken with Yukon gold potatoes, wild arugula with a lemon vinaigrette I took some sneaky photos of the table settings. I don't know if it was the evening light combined with the white crisp tablecloths, the sparkling glassware and the pop of yellow of the flowers. But I loved the effect. The reflections in the glassware were enchanting.
I cropped the original photo focusing in on the round yellow flowers and uploaded the photo to Instagram. My quilt friend Paula saw it and asked if she could use the image to make a quilt. I agreed and told her I intended to make one also. So we decided to both make 24" square quilts and exhibit them together at the Folsom Quilt Show and the Foothill Quilt Show in 2018. We also thought it would be fun to open the offer up to anyone else that wants to use this photo to make an art quilt.
So if any other quilters or people you might know are interested in making a 24 x 24" quilt just contact me and I can email you the photo image to use. It would really be fun to see different interpretations of this one photo.
So from this one photo lets see how this challenge unfurls.