In printing when you put one color at either end of a rubber roller and roll out the colors, the colors eventually blend where they touch, sometimes making it hard to distinguish the boundaries. We call this a "rainbow roll." This quilt, Rainbow Roll, was inspired by the upcoming SAQA exhibition, Prism Play, which will open at Peninsula Museum of Art in the Tanforan Mall in San Bruno (by the SF airport). In that show 62 art quilts will hang side by side to form a rainbow or prism of the primary, secondary, and tertiary colors. I'm looking forward to seeing how they blend. The Hidden Coot was accepted to this show. I hope to post photos when the show opens in late May.
Meanwhile. Boundaries and blends. Deal breakers and compromises. A reminder that people hung rainbows in their windows at the beginning of the Pandemic. I decided to embrace the rainbow and quilt it with metallic gold thread. I had scraps of all the colors except orange, which I dyed especially for this piece.