Yesterday's Chicago Modern Quilt Guild meeting marked the beginning of a new challenge. We're calling it the "Modern Art Challenge" and while the art choice doesn't need to be classified as modern art, we're encouraging a modern quilting take on various forms of art.
|My CMQG Modern Art Challenge inspiration pic and fabrics.|
Each participant brought a postcard sized image of the art of their choice, some personal details (likes, dislikes etc), and a FQ of fabric that represents their style. We had everyone sign in and choose a bag other than the one they brought - and we're off! We'll have the next two months to finish a doll size quilt inspired by the art their partner chose! I'm really excited about this (which is good because myself and the other Emily are leading it!).
|Emily guiding the sign-in process. We were very thorough.|
Hopefully that pays off and we'll have a smooth running swap!
Above is a picture of my art and fabrics. I really didn't intentionally pick a hard work of art... it's just the first thing that struck me as my favorite work of art. It's Bernini's Baldacchino (inside St. Pete's Basilica in Rome), and I love the texture and details. I by no means want a literal representation of it - but rather think that a lot of that texture and design could be translated into quilting and piecing - fabulously! :) Well that will be up to Sarah who drew my bag!
|Natalie's art inspiration|
I drew Natalie's bag, and I'm really inspired by it... in a weird way. I know that she loves Jacquie's style, and she has an open mind about this project, so I have TONS of ideas. I'm thinking of doing a random pixelization to mimic the dots (art people what do we call this type of painting?) using lots of solids and a few prints. I'll be doing some sketching here soon!
|Blocks trimmed, fabrics on top are auditioning for the binding!|
Other notes about the meeting, I got a lot of work done--- er. I got some work done. :) It was a sew-in day which pretty much means bring something to work on but be prepared to just chat the whole meeting away! I trimmed my Bella Solids quilted pieces - using Ebony's 20" square ruler (thanks Ebony!!). Man is it so much easier to square up big blocks with a HUGE ruler! :) The blocks are trimmed at 17" square and they're going to look great!
|All that trimming left me with this! A lovely pile of scraps to be put into a doggy bed - made for shelter dogs!|