Tuesday, July 5, 2011

"Seven" and Friends

This is "Seven."

The "Squiggles" technique was learned from Kris Gregson Moss (http://www.krisgregsonmoss.com/) and was used for the Q.U.I.L.T.S. AAQI Challenge with her permission. Layers of fabric are sewn with a free-hand drawn design and then cut away to reveal the gorgeous colors below. No one color touches itself in the work. The piece is completed with appliqué fibers sewn to cover the seams and free-motion quilting to accent the other design elements. Learned in a private class, this technique offers lots of room for creativity and surprise. The final result was titled "Seven" by my 5 year old upon first seeing the work for the first time. My husband and a few friends thought that "Dot Seven" was more appropriate.

"Seven" meets all the criteria of the Quilters United in Learning Together Schenectady, NY (Q.U.I.L.T.S.) Guild Challenge for the 2010-2011 program year. First was to “go green" by using leftovers from other projects to create a quilt. The second was to think “outside the box" or outside of your personal quilting comfort zone by trying something new. Finally, the last challenge was to make a quilt that could be donated to the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative with a 9 inch by 12 inch maximum size. All participating guild members were encouraged to incorporate all three challenges into a Priority Quilt. Here are the 13 AAQI Priority Quilts which eight of our members created to meet this challenge. Our first effort was so popular that we are
going to do it again in the future.

"Seven" is dedicated to all the ladies of Q.U.I.L.T.S. (Schenectady, NY) who gave of their art and made a quilt for our first AAQI Challenge!

Below is the list of Friends of "Seven" which are all for sale at the following link:
Then you have to scroll to the numbers #7387-#7397 for a closer look. You can click on the individual quilts to see a close up or the description.

At the bottom is my "Music was the Center of Her Life" donation #7448. This is the second from Mrs. P's scrap bag of black and white fabric. It is a collection of images, which could make up the elements of one's life. As a music teacher, I naturally placed the music fabric at the center and then pieces in a similar manner to a crazy quilt. This little piece is finished with "Fast Finish Triangles" in each corner so that it can be hung by the future owner in one of four orientations for four very different looks and quilted in the ditch.

Enjoy your visit to the AAQI website at www.alzquilts.org and your time shopping for a good cause.

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