Abstract Art Quilts intrigue me...
I admire the work of Pat Pauly (shown here)
I purchased her DVD
Abstract Art Quilt Design
from Start to Finish
I invited my Art Sisters over today...
We all brought our fabric scraps
an open mind and a
willingness to try something new...
We are employing Pat Pauly's
index card technique.
It gives you a jump start to abstract designing!
In a round robin method,
we stitched a scrap onto a card
then handed it off to the next person to add to.
This continued until the cards were filled up.
This was liberating!
These are not finished pieces of art work...
just a jumping off point...
After a few hours...
the completed cards were piling up.....yum!
I think it helped to have input from all of us...
If I had done these all by my lonesome...
I think they all would have looked the same.
I tend to stick to the same colors and my own
style of design.
Many hands make interesting work!
At the end of the day, we took turns
choosing the cards that inspired us:
These are the cards I chose...
These are the cards Kathi chose.
Nancy and Carmen got out the door before
I could snap a photo of their cards.
Rather than stare at an empty design wall
and try to design an abstract art quilt...
We now have these inspiration cards to get
those creative juices flowing...
We have decided on a 20 x 32 inch format
for our first Abstract Art Quilt.
We will meet in one month
and discuss our progress.
I left my work table looking like this:
Makes me want to sit down and
make more cards!
Our hay fields here @ home are ripening...
we are getting the hay equipment ready to go...
rather than the hum of a sewing machine,
I will be listening to the roar of tractor.
I will sneak time whenever I can
to work on my first Abstract Art Quilt...
I will share my progress as I go along.
More to Come!
CLICK HERE to check out the fabrics
I created for this project.
CLICK HERE to view more index cards
CLICK HERE: to see My Quilts
May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,