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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Art Quilt Guild Projects

I attended my first meeting of the local Art Quilt Guild on Saturday.  What a great bunch of ladies!  Since I can't show you the piece I am working on for my April Reveal on Interpret This!  I thought I would show you a couple of things I am working on for the Art Quilt group. 
This is my Happy Village.  Sally taught us how to make them.  It is 4 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches.  Mine is not finished yet--it needs a few more roofs and windows, a netting laid over the top, then quilting around all the raw edges.  I think I will make mine into a post card.  I am not in love with this attempt.  I think I put too many buildings in and didn't leave enough room for the roofs, windows, trees, etc.  I do like it enough to try a second attempt. Anyone interested in a tutorial on how to make a Happy Village?

The guild challenge is to create an art quilt using something from the hardware store.  I am using multiple-size washers.  I am embroidering them in pastel varigated thread.  The color does not show very well but it is subtle.  When finished it will hang in the Maine State Quilt Show in July.


  1. I think I like the embroidered washers, and your village. I like your use of color and the fabrics you used on the roofs.

    I can't wait to see what the rest of the group comes up with for April- it's turned out to be more challenging than I'd have thought.

  2. You should do a sun-dyed design using washers in that layout, then quilt it! Your Happy Village piece is so small, 4.5" x 6.5", I wouldn't be able to deal with so many tiny pieces of fabric? Are the pieces fused, and are you going to zig-zag the building & roof edges to finish, or leave it raw edged?

  3. I like what it looks like! I'd love to see a tutorial.

  4. Both of these projects are intriguing! I'm looking forward to seeing them completed.


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