I'm passing on the April TIF Challenge although I did have an idea for how to handle the "attitudes to change" theme. I've just completed two other challenges and that seems plenty for the moment. Here they are:
"It's a Ming Thing" 36" x 36" machine applique, machine quilted; original design
I have a love/hate relationship with this piece. The method I used, drawing two/thirds of it and then cutting fabric from templates based on the drawing, worked well as far as allowing for the circular construction, but made it difficult to audition fabric choices until a late stage of the process. I originally intended it to be blue and white like a Chinese plate, and the general six part design is based on a plate I own. The fish was blue enough, but when I put those gold and white flowers on, the gold became so distracting that I had to add more to even it out, and the look is not at all what I had envisioned. This became even more true when I added the dark gold background around the "plate"; I thought it added richness, but then I thought it was drab. Now I honestly don't know. It seems to depend on the light. But it's done, including the label that was pinned on when I took the picture. And it IS straight, in spite of the ripple at the moment.
"Big Momma Kitty" 27" x 27" machine pieced, machine quilted; pattern by Janine Holzman
This was done for two guild challenges, as I explained last week. I like it. Nuff said.