Sunday, February 22, 2015

ART QUILT GROUP: Complementary Color Challenge

expect nothing, appreciate everything...

I count my self very lucky to have a group of textile artists in my town that are as passionate about making things as I am AND I really appreciate this group.

If you have been following my blog, you will remember that my Art Quilt Group had a crayon challenge last year where we would randomly select three crayons out of a box of 64 Crayolas and create a 12 x 12 art quilt using just these three colors.

This year we have chosen to diversify our monthly challenges; for the month of February, our challenge was to use complementary colors.  Below are the results:

First up is Diane being inspired from a class she took from Gwen Marston.  I didn't get a get photo of it, but her binding is yellow halfway around and purple the rest of the way- it was very cool!

This is Doha's; she is off to a great start, but tells us that a big knitting project has been the priority for her this month.
Jackie created this wonderful feather stamp from etching on a Styrofoam plate; I love the movement of the hand stitching.

This piece was created by Jenny; this is her first attempt at beading and I must say she is definitely got the knack for it!

June has taken her hand-dyed indigo fabric and coupled it with burst of orange.  Her binding is sari ribbon and yarn twisted then stitched on.

Mary also used a Styrofoam plate, but stamped with bleach to get the effect of a stone rubbing.  It really stunning!

Lastly, this is mine.  I decided to do a modern quilt; I am pleased with the outcome.
In March, we are working with usual materials...the material we are using are netting bags that hold fruits and vegetables in the grocery store.

Sunday, February 15, 2015


The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea.
~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

My 12x12 group's last challenge was the sea, here is my piece:
 My piece for 'The Sea' is my interpretation of sea foam. I hooped water soluble stabilizer and heavily thread painted the large foamy pieces.  
This is what the piece looked like when I put the needlework onto the quilted base before I began the handwork.
The final piece.
 And most important, Jack, my adviser and coach in everything I make.
We have new members and their work is FABULOUS!  See all of "The Sea" challenges at: