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Loose Threads Art Quilt Groups Stuff Challenge

In December the Art Quilt Group I belong to, Loose Threads, decided to do a 'stuff' challenge.  We were all asked to bring the following:

1 fat quarter of quilting cotton fabric
1 piece of any other type of fabric
something metal

(I can't find the email with the original list so I'm hoping I have that right.  Got a new laptop 2 weeks ago so I lost all my emails.)

We put all the like items in a bigger bag and then we took turns drawing one item from each bag.  We then were challenged to make a quilt using the items we drew.  Below is a picture of the items each of us drew with their finished quilt next to it.

And here is mine.  I can't comment on what everyone was thinking when they created their quilt - we discussed it when we met, but I don't want my words to skew their thoughts.  But I'll let you know what I was thinking.  (But be warned - I'm not a deep thinker.)

I got lucky.  Almost everything I got had a color theme which I liked.  I added some of my own beads, fabric and shells.  The background fabric was fabric I dyed years ago at a Road 2 California class.  I was stumped what to do and tried to weave the cotton fabric but hated  what I did so cut it off (bottom left corner).  Got on Pinterest and was looking at mixed media art and got inspired by how they use different items on a piece.  I like to have a theme so pulled out my shells since the colors were beach-y.  The gold paper leaves I tried to rub on metallic paints as I did the pink earring in the very center. I like it and it may find a place to hang at our house in Cambria.

And since I like my little girl dog's mohawk, here's her full body 'do'.  

My next post should show two finished full sized quilts.  Working on the bindings as we speak.  

Thanks for looking.


  1. Wow, great post! You did a perfect job getting all those photos lined up and labeled. Everyone's creation is awesome.

  2. wow! I would love to see all the detail. Great job to all of you.

  3. Very creative! Love Needle too!

  4. So fun to see the before and afters. Such a talented bunch of artists you all are.


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