Monday, June 30, 2008

Art Quilt Homework

I've always been a procrastinator. I think of this as one of my greatest assets. It has taught me how to manage time and work very productively when under a deadline. A few months ago I and some members of our local quilt guild started working from a book called "Art Quilt Workbook" by Jane Davila & Elin Waterston. The book is used to create a series of 9" x 12" quilts while introducing new techniques and exercises to improve skills. I have 3 projects due on Tuesday evening. I have two projects well under way and I started the 3rd just before dinner on Sunday night. The first exercise was to create a pear following the steps and pattern in the book. We will each have our version of pears on display at our quilt show in October along with our other finished projects.

Each of the remaining quilts will have a related theme. I chose to work from memories and photos of our trip to South Dakota. The second project is to recreate a photo using fabrics. I chose a shot of a buffalo taken by my husband at Custer State Park.


knitsewjo said...

Fabulous! SIMPLY fabulous!

Bethel of Bethania said...

These look great - I've yet to get this book 'Art Quilt Workbook' but it's on the wish list. Looks like I'm in for a treat of fun if this is to be the results ... lovely

Elin said...

Nice! Thanks for the shout out.