Wednesday, June 8, 2011

solid segments SWAP challenge

 SEGMENTING... I love playing with fabrics this way... I look at things, I see Shapes... 
I want to play.
In one of the Bee's I am in, My friend Andrea send us a packet of solids 
and an inspiration
image to jump start our creative idea to  put some bits together 
free piecing...
I jumped right in, and then couldn't stop at one, and put all the scraps together
into a second block...
It reminding me of a challenge I did WAAAAY back on my
Based on a Matisse painting, looking at shapes structure, color,
balance,  and free piecing...

 It's one of my favorite ways to work... 
So I thought, wouldn't  a SOLID Challenge
based on the same ideas free piecing scraps or otherwise based on 
either
 A Diebenkorn painting ( click to see more)
or another Mattise.... I love the red yellow BLUE primary colors
in this with the black...

Or any other painting you you feel you can pull the segments from 
to build a small quilt based on?

The SOLIDS will be a great summer challenge!

 
I'm thinking that by August 1st, we have something Complete
to Share a pic of
Also show your inspiration image in your post.
And show as much process on the site here as possible...




THIS IS A NOW  A SWAP CHALLENGE

I will just match you up in pairs,
Not a secret swap, I leave wed. the 15th, 

so SIGN UP FOR THIS CHALLENGE
will end MONDAY JUNE 13 at 7pm.
So I have time to pair you up.

The Official size is now 15" X 15"
quilted and bound MINI quilt

MAILING DATE FOR YOUR FINISHED QUILT
is AUGUST 1st.


Participants at the end of the challenge
will have names 
put in for a drawing for special prize.


email me with any questions
bumblebeansinc at gmail dot com

22 comments:

Brenda said...

I've been playing with my solids lately and loving them. I'm going to post about them here, but count me in.

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

I'm going to stick my neck out... count me in!
Linda

Lisa said...

It's so funny you bring up this topic. A painter friend of mine was suggesting this to me the other day. I have some great Matisse fabric I bought that I have been wanting to play with too. I'ld love to get in on this for a summer project. Time to drag out the solids and the art books!

Sandy said...

I would like to participate. I have been wanting to play with some solids I bought!

Miki Willa said...

I don't have many solids, but I would like to do this. I think I will choose Berkley 23 for inspiration. This will be very interesting and so outside my comfort zone. It will be good for me.

QuiltSwissy said...

I missed out on the 12 by12 swap and vowed never to skip another one........so i' m in on the solids.

I have been collecting solids for a while now, for something special. This may just be it!

Not sure if I want to swap or keep it....

glen in louisiana

Kathy said...

Please count me in. I am taking my solids scraps with me to Maine. So this challenge will be a good push to use them.

Katherine in Ann Arbor

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

KATHY I need your email.... no reply...

Elsa said...

Victoria.
Love the landscape looking one ~ in red, blue and orange ~ it's just so lovely!
i love playing with solids ~ and I'd love to play along with a partner, secret or not!

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

I just read the last part of the post; I'd like to swap. I can always make myself another one to keep!

Linda

Margaret said...

Have never done anything like this ... count me in, too!

ellen gets crafty said...

This will be a BIG challenge, I want to try. If anyone needs inspiration, go to art.com and click on the abstract button - over 61,000 paintings to look at.

Nancy B said...

BIG challenge! I love Diebenkorn and Klee - hmmm, I think the creative juices are already flowing! Count me in!

Helen said...

I have been thinking solids lately. Want to try this... for sure!

Laura said...

sounds fun! I'll do it!

songbirdgifts said...

Oh, wow! This is very cool. Count me in?

songbirdgifts at gmail dot com

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Please count me in, too. What a fun project!

Shelly said...

Miss V, Can I play, too? Those Diebenkorn paintings are too much to resist, and I was just looking for an excuse to make something out of solids!

beebee said...

I would love to try this. Count me in! If I'm too late it's ok. I'll jump in faster next time you have A swap. I have never done anything like this before.

tropicslady said...

Please count me in -- this should be fun!

Deb

Judy said...

So sorry that I missed out on this swap. Hope to make the next one!!!! Judy

michele said...

I just looked at this and absolutely love the solid blocks and your sources of inspiration!