Friday, October 21, 2011

Mean Girls


A few of my quilting friends and I recently decided to form an art quilt group that would allow us to stretch our quilting ideas a bit.  I am not an artist by the common definition of the word, but I do love to work with fabric and color. Some of the members of the group are more "artsy" than others, but we all want to try new things, which is very exciting. No quilt police will be allowed anywhere near our group get-togethers.

We plan to take turns planning "missions" -- things that will allow us to try new techniques, new colors, new patterns, whatever. As our first "mission", together we decided that we would each draw another member's name out of a hat and then provide that quilter with 4 or 5 fabrics to use in her first piece. These fabrics were to be out of that quilter's normal comfort zone.

The quilter who chose my name gave me the fabrics you see in the photo. Those who know me know why I've titled this blog post the way I did.

I think I may have to quit the group...

6 comments:

Pat said...

Just remember, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Making art from these will definitely make you a stronger art quilter! ;)

Michele said...

This should be interesting...

Rene' said...

Hmmm....good luck with that.....

Diane said...

yep you will grow as a quilter for sure.
good luck keeping the quilt police at bay

Suzan said...

Talk about getting out of your comfort zone!

Vivian said...

You're braver than I. I just can't do anything with a group. I'm comfortable with myself, with my supplies, with my ideas. I tried to extend my comfort zone by joining a round robin group, and I was nervous and uncertain the whole time.
I hope this goes well for you.