Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Coloring Outside the Blocks: Artists Do Lunch
77.5" x 51"
Leslie Jenison, Frances Holliday Alford, Sherri McCauley, Barb Forrister, Connie Hudson, Kathy York

On a roll! Our art quilt bee has made two quilts to enter into Houston IQA this year! This one is the result of what happens when you ask artists over for lunch, which is exactly what Frances Holliday Alford did! After lunch she brought out the fabric markers, and told us to play on the tablecloth. So, we all sat around, mindlessly drawing and playing.
Then, each time we got together we would draw or paint on a different section. Eventually, Frances tore up the tablecloth into six pieces, gave each of us a piece. The instructions were to finishing painting and then quilt your section. In about a month, we met again and joined our sections, then cut them apart and then joined them again. Last, we quilted some sections of black and white and then the border was overlapped with the edges of the quilt to create the curvy boundary, which were then joined together. It looks super fabulous! And really, really fun!
You can see more details on Leslie's blog, here.


connie said...

What an incredible idea and what a wonderful Piece. Thanks for sharing!!!

Gerrie said...

I want to come and play with y'all!! What fun.

Lisa Walton said...

What an inspirational bunch you have there. You are so lucky to be able to work together like this. AND have lunch!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Whimsical and wonderful!

Cathy said...

Okay, who's with me for a move to Austin????

Rachel Parris said...

You guys are awesome! I am having a good laugh trying to envision what might happen if I had friends over and invited them to paint the tablecloth.