Friday, January 26, 2007

Challenge Quilt Progress

In November, Mary Manahan, one of the members of our Eclectic Quilter's group, suggested a group challenge. She made it very simple by offering each of us two smallish rectangles - one was marbled paper, the other was a coordinating organza - and challenging us to create something using the two fibers. Yesterday, our group met and shared the results of the challenge - what fun it was to see the variety of designs, sizes, and types of work!

As for me, I auditioned many coordinating/contrasting fabrics and objects over the course of the two months. You can see some of them here. I didn't begin actually WORKing on the project until Tuesday - can you guess that I work relatively well under deadlines???

Auditioning embellishments...

Flipping/reversing the composition + auditioning embellishments...

Rotating and adding some of my rusty fabric to the design...

Adding more design elements...

Auditioning embellishments again...

Adding MORE embellishments - this time it's way "over-the-top" with the lace!

The sandwich ready to quilt - note the fabric change in the upper left corner. I had done a leaf drawing awhile back on my rusty fabric and decided to use it here. I think the feathers will eventually join as embellishments, but the quilting must come prior to making any firm decisions on that.

So this has been my "process" up to the present moment - the piece is not done, but at least I have a good start!

4 comments:

Vicki said...

I'd say you are making great progress!

michele merges martens said...

I like seeing all of the choices and the process! And I like the framing info too. Good to hear from you. Our little group seems to be very quiet.

Karoda said...

I miss Mary Manahan...tell her I said hi!

Your design layout and choices are coming along great! will look forward to seeing the results of the challenge

Susan Schrott said...

Pat..so glad you visited my blog and are enjoying both my new puppy and work. I too enjoyed seeing your work in progress on your blog
susan

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