Friday, May 11, 2012

Working on Modern Quilt Guild Blocks...

I have started working on the various blocks from my Modern Quilt Guild's block swap.  11 participants - each providing each participant fabric and a basic idea as to what they would like to get back.  Each participant having a bit of creative "license" both with design and fabric.  

I decided to start with the blocks that requested flying geese.  Here are the beginnings for two of those blocks. I am utilizing  paper piecing for accuracy  I like this technique.  No guesswork. 
 I enjoyed making these two sets of geese, utilizing the participants' fabrics, along with some of my own to make a traditional block with a "modern" twist.  Not sure what I'm going to do next on these - so I am  putting them aside for now.

Next up - a chicken block.  This gal loves chickens.  She provided most of the fabric as she requested specific colors and her only instruction - "make a chicken."  Here is my "fused" chicken, along with a vintage wool sunflower.  I plan on doing some hand stitching on this with a machine appliqued edge and maybe some beading on the center of the flower.
I'm not a huge fan of the "chicken" as a design element, but the mere fact that there are 11 different artists interpreting the "chicken" in playful fabrics and colors -  coupled with  the notion of putting them all together in one quilt - is a bit intriguing and should end up being a fun little quilt.

I am liking this exercise.

1 comment:

Katiejane said...

This is so different! A quilt swap. I've never heard of this but it should be fun!

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