Hi gang! After looking at some of the most awesome quilts that I have seen at AQS last week, Peg and I happened upon an entry that was done by a group. I know the Art Quilt group here does something similar and I would like to try this with our group. Here's what we do......I have a picture that that is blown up. Each participant receives one portion of the photo ( without seeing the entire photo). It is your job to interpret the piece with any technique(s) you choose. The major lines, of course, of the photo should be maintained. Once I recieve all of the pieces back, I sew them all together and then it is quilted. You can think in or outside the box as far as color and technique. Some examples would be thread painting, hand or machine applique, embroidery, raw edge applique, beading, etc.
I figure that we could open this up to all that would be wanting to do this the beginning of January and I would give everyone 8 weeks to complete their portion. Depending on the number of people we have sign up would dictate the size block each of us would be doing. The more people, the smaller the size.
We all need to break out of our little comfort zones once in a while and try something new. I think this would be fun and maybe we would enter our group quilt at the State Fair or even AQS next year???
All I ask is that if you sign up to participate, that you honor your obligation. We can't have a quilt missing one square. Let me know if you are interested and if you have any questions. I can post the rest of the guidelines after we see if there is enough interested.
THIS IS GONNA BE F-U-N!!!!
Put it in the mail this morning.
Hows our project coming along Melzee, we are excited about seeing it.
Good morning everyone! So sorry that I have been MIA. Have been without a computer. We got it back last week, but still wasn't working right and kept locking up. And on top of that I have had the crud for 2 weeks now and haven't even gone to work yesterday or today. So needless to say, I have not been feeling very creative. I do have everyones blocks hanging on my design wall. I'm hoping that I will start to feel better soon and get my "get up and go" back. Will keep you all posted. Maybe by this weekend??
Melzee you take care of yourself, that is most important right now. We can wait longer, no problem.
OK Gang! Here is are some pictures of our quilt so far. I have all the blocks sewn together and now have to sandwich and quilt it. Hoping that I should get going on in this weekend. I labeled everyone block so everyone will know who to give the "atta girls" to. Give yourselves a big pat on the back!
Looks pretty good.
That is really neat, I am very impressed with you all!
What a creative project and what talented results! Great teamwork, ladies! RAH-RAH-SIS-BOOM-BA! :)
oooh you gals did good, I like it....
That is so very cool - great job ladies!!!
That is really cool. Can't imagine how you all did so well from just a picture. Beyond my capabilities!! Thanks for sharing.
That's pretty cool Melzee. I can't wait to see it once you finish quilting and embellishing.