Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I Sing the Flower Eclectic

I Sing the Flower Eclectic
48" x 32"
Our group quilt this year, we were looking for a simple and easy project. But sometimes, simple is not so easy.
To start, everyone made one 16" quilted flower block using bright colors and quilt heavily with fluorescent threads. When we brought the blocks together, we were quite amazed that so many of us chose to use a similar turquoise background.
Then we cut the blocks into quarters and rearranged. The quarters were sewn into new 16" blocks, and then we each took a block that did NOT have one of our own sections on it. Then we each embellished to our heart's desire. This turned out to be a much more difficult than we anticipated. A number of us really struggled with the task, but eventually, it all came together. One more meeting and we were able to assemble the embellished blocks. They look great together, don't you agree?
ps. This one will be in Houston this fall in IQA's Quilts: A World of Beauty!


Susan T said...

You Art Quilters are fantastic! This quilt looks so cool I can hardly wait to see it in person!! Keep up the good work!

Desiree's Designs said...

Love this Kathy! What fun and such a beautiful piece with a wonderful new job of comforting patients! Bravo to all! I can't wait to see it!