Sometimes names for quilts jump at me, sometimes they don't. I had this quilt in mind for a long time, and I've been worrying away at a name. I think Life.Cycle works for me.
It started with a metal pencil case, a challenge was set to "do something" with it. I thought about the creativity inherent in a box of pencils - the latent energy that is there waiting to spring forth. I was thinking of my own creativity and how I'm inspired and supported and encouraged by others. I had seen a concertina scrapbook "journal" stuck inside a metal tin, and liked that idea. I liked also representing the members of my art quilt group.
So - I made 8 nine patches, of fabrics that had been buried/hung as part of the "Integrate/Disintegrate" activity. I added some others which had meaning and stitched leaves on the finished mini-quilts. The leaves had been soaked in glycerine/water to make them pliable (and long lasting I hope).
The centre mini quilt is "me" surrounded by the group. We are all individual, but connected.
Each mini quilt has its own pocket in the "concertina"
the whole piece.