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.