CQFA (Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Artists)
|A whole lotta embellishment fun|
I have absolutely no idea what will become of this project. There may be more embellishment in its future. Or I might cut it up and turn it into stationary or frame smaller sections...to be determined...
|Rhonda's Raffia Ripple|
My neighbor Rhonda, fellow CQFA and BAMQG member, made lots of fabric/paper sheets and was very generous in sharing. I immediately fell in love with this sheet of simple white swept with strips of bright raffia ribbon.I just loved it so much that I didn't want to clutter its simple beauty with paint, rubber stamping or any other embellishment. Before leaving the meeting, I asked Rhonda to sign it, as I want to frame it for my studio wall!
The remainder of the meeting was just as inspiring. Everyone shared their Under the Sea challenge projects. Even though we all started with the same scraps of fused fabrics, I was amazed at the diversity of finished projects and techniques: tulle for the impression of depth, clear plastic zipper bag that looked like a mini fish tank that is both fun and functional, a pillow (Rhonda), totebag and of course wall hangings! It was fun to see the same fish fabrics reappear with totally different backgrounds! And of course-there was lots of other show and tell and ATC swaps.
|ATCs (L to R) made by Maureen, Bron, Angela and Jaye|
As soon as CQFA wrapped up, I had to hit the highway to get to the BAMQG meeting. We started with a fun demonstration of quilt as you go. This is a great little technique that I will keep in mind with the next large quilt project. And there was lots of show and tell, which is always fun to watch.