Friday, October 21, 2011

Sew Silly Sisters Art Group

My art group met on Tuesday. We didn't do a project this time. We did do some planning and talked about the current projects we have going on. I managed to get temporary custody of our first two group quilts so I could photograph them.

This is our first project titled "Las Mesitas Church."

This is just a shell of a building now and is located south of Alamosa. The picture was taken by one of our group members. We enlarged the photo and cut it into seven pieces. At this point only Peg, who took the picture, knew what we were making. We each made our piece and then we put the pieces together to make the original picture.

For our second quilt, titled "Poppies," we did the same thing but we all saw the picture before we cut it up.

This time we cut the photo into 7 rectangles. We were each assigned a main color to use for our rectangle and we could add the complement of our color as well. Janet took this picture of poppies in her garden and she quilted it.

We entered this in Quilt Colorado last year and won first prize in the group category.

Our current group project is a scrap basket surprise 12" by 12" squares quilt. It isn't finished yet but I blogged about it here with photos. Our next project is going to be a house quilt. We are still in the planning phase of this quilt so no photos yet.

Today is UFO Bust Report day. I made no progress on UFOs this week. But you can hop over to Susan's at Blackberry Creek Home Arts to see what others have accomplished (or not).


Jen said...

Awesome quilts! You make a great team :)

Barb said...

Oh wow, those art quilts are amazing!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Beautiful quilts. You guys are amazing.

Barbara Anne said...

"Las Mesitas Church" and "Poppies" are both just beautitul! You and your art quilting group should be proud of yourselves and of your amazing creations!

The scrap basket surprise is delightfully colorful and I'll be interested in seeing the house collaboration in due time.

Well done!! Applause!!

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

Both the quilts are lovely. I was in an art group here for a while when we did a group quilt of Sloss Furnace, I believe it was. It was fun. Have a great weekend, Lynn.

Unknown said...

Awesome Quilts!! Thanks for sharing. :)

God bless and keep you,

Vivian said...

Team work and creativity are definitely strong features of your group. Lovely projects, just lovely.
I finally figured out why Alamosa is such a familiar city name to me here in Iowa. Have you lived there long? A family we know lived in Alamosa quite some time ago, but, of course, the chance that you'd know them is slim.

Mama Pea said...

Wow, those are very cool! You guys do great work. I can see why your group wins prizes!