Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Challenge piece

Our quilt guild, Northern Star Quilter's Guild, has several small groups within, one of them the art quilt group. Every year this group has a challenge and the results are hung together at our annual show in May. This year it was a fabric challenge. We were to make a twelve inch square piece using as little or as much of the fabric that we wanted. The fabric could be manipulated, stamped, scrunched, etc. in anyway as along as the fabric was identifiable when finished.

The fabric, shown below, was rather dreadful (sorry Debbie) so I decided to use as little of it as I could. I pieced together a lot of yellow prints to make a 20" square and then kept slashing and inserting narrow strips of the fabric. All pictures are clickable for a bigger view.

Here's the finished quilt. Another rule was that it had to be faced or pillow cased and had to have a black back.

A detail of the zig-zaggy quilting.

And here's that (ahem) lovely fabric. It also came in bright turquoise and yellow.

I'm looking for a name for my quilt. So far I've come up with, "Fractured", "All Cracked Up", and "Not All That's It's Cracked Up to Be". Any suggestions?


Vivien Zepf said...

Well, despite your concerns about the fabric, the final quilt is great! I really like it. And I like the name, "It's Not All It's Cracked Up To Be".

Hope you had a merry Christmas.

Martha said...

Wow, I'd say you came up with a good solution for the assigned fabric. Very creative!

norma said...

Thanks, Vivien and Martha. Now I have an idea for another one and I do have enough fabric. This one would use the purple fabric for the background. I'll be sure to post it if I do it.

Anonymous said...

"Ditto" to what Vivian said. After all, It's not all it's cracked up to be.

Anonymous said...

It looks great, Norma. Those little skinny inserts are fun, aren't they? Did you check out Kathy Loomis' fractured series?