My friend Emily and I are heading up a swap for our guild. The swap is titled "Modern Art Challenge" and here's how it goes: Each person picked a piece of art (not necessarily modern art, just any art), and they wrote up a blurb about what they like and what they like about the art. They put a postcard size picture of the art, the blurb they wrote, and a FQ of fabric (representative of their likes) in a bag and we swapped at our last CMQG meeting.
|Fabrics for Natalie's quilt.|
We each went home with someone else's art - that person is our partner, and we'll return in August with a doll size quilt for them!
My partner chose a painting she has in her house. It doesn't scream "my style" but immediately I thought of this cool pixelization that I could do with tiny squares so I started there. Below are my sketches - I've got a strong plan in place and have chosen and cut fabric.
My partner Natalie likes modern and negative space. Her favorite colors are warm and resemble storm clouds at dusk (deep and rich purples and pinks). So with that in mind I have some fabrics pulled that are mostly solids, and I've got some big plans!
I'll be making a "sister" quilt too - one that's practically the same, with different colors. It'll be a few inches larger to qualify as a "wall quilt" should I decide to enter it into a quilt show. I'm mostly just sure that I won't want to give my challenge quilt to my partner! :)
|Fabrics for the "sister" quilt.|
Stay tuned to see where this goes!