Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Rainbow Pixel Project
by Kathy York, Connie Hudson, Sherri McCauley, Leslie Jenison, Frances Holiday Alford, and Barb Forrister

This is a sneak peak at our group quilt for this year. It has truly been so much fun! The guidelines were simple, 2 inch blocks, in rainbow colors. Any color could be used in each block as long as the entire block "reads" as a color. When we finished, we had over 600 blocks to put together!! Each one is it's own unique little art quilt. It is awesome!

At this stage, it is just barely constructed. It still needs some work to finish it up. I'll post the entire picture when it's finished. Wait til you see the back!!

Ask us what techniques we used? You are likely to hear everything. And we had blocks left over, so there will be two auction quilts for this year, one for IQA, and one for the Austin Quilt Guild! Hurray!

7 comments:

Cindy said...

It is a beautiful piece. So inspiring. I love the colours!

Diana Ramirez said...

I can't wait to bid on the one you donate to AAQG. Fabulous!

Sherryl said...

Gorgeous.

O'Quilts said...

I love it...It is just my kind of quilt.

Martha-Del Sol Quilts said...

With so many talented people contributing I'm not surprised to see how wondeful it is. Can't wait to see the one for the guild.

Vivien Zepf said...

This is fantastic! How many blocks did each of you (approximately) make?

kathy york said...

We hoped to make 60-70 each, about 10 in each color. As you can see, my close up doesn't even show all our colors! The final quilt has over 600, and the two auction pieces around 30-50 each. That's about 680-700 two inch blocks total, for 6 people. And some of the blocks are collaborative. When we get together and we don't have something we need, we take what we have and alter it to fit the need, or just make more from scratch, maybe one or two people painting and fusing, and one person at the machine quilting, and another person piecing the blocks together. It's quite the busy hub of activity!