Monday, June 22, 2015

Poster and Imposter on my Design Wall

I will be disassembling my design walls sometime this week in preparation for my move, but this morning,  here is what was on my wall.

Poster #1

This is my first contribution to my local guild's poster group. It basically works like this–each of the 6 people in the group chooses a poster and slices it into 6 pieces and shares one piece with each of the other quilters. The poster pieces are interpreted as quilt blocks, one poster at a time, throughout the year. Today we met and put together the first set of six pieces.

On the design wall are the original piece of the poster (left), my interpretation of the slice as a quilt block (right) and the pattern I created to make the block (bottom).

When I was putting together my block, I thought it might be interesting to take in-progress photos as each new fabric was added. I used four pinkish reds, three greens, a tan and a mottled yellow/gold hand-dyed fabric.

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Unlike other slice quilts I have seen, the individuals do not quilt their slice before assembling the quilt.

Last night, I had a nightmare in which I showed up at our meeting today and found I had made a block for the wrong poster/quilt ... and I was a little anxious about it up until the moment I saw another block from the group and confirmed it was the same poster as mine.  Originally they had been randomly ordered and then, as a group we had decided to reorder them less randomly, from what we perceived would be the easiest to the most challenging. 

5/6 of the poster and the quilt blocks

As it turns out, *I* wasn't the person who made a slice of the wrong poster ... but, even with only 5 of 6 pieces, you can see that Theresa's quilt is going to be pretty cool.

Updated to add a link to WIP Wednesday on Freshly pieced, since the only other WIP around here involves organizing and packing.


Debra said...

don't know what you are talking about, but I love everything i see.

Barb said...

I love this idea. More details please! Are these fused pieces? They seem so translucent they almost look like silk. What is the fabric content and size of each block? This would be a great idea for our guild.

~Kris~ said...

I have not seen this before . It is hard to believe they are fabric. The colors are so vivid. Thanks for sharing the details of your composition.

Ramona said...

Wow! I haven't seen this either, but love the design and the vivid colors. Cool idea!

Terri said...

It's going to be gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this idea.

Cathy said...

It looks like a lot of fun but totally out of my league!

Glen QuiltSwissy said...

It is a stunning poster. And your little piece of it is a stunning piece in its that a word?

joe tulips said...

I am not sure how I missed this! This is cool. How big does the finished quilt end up being? Now I am curious about what poster you are using.

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