First we wandered around the Ranch property in search of inspiration in the forests, gardens and fields. Then we did some very quick sketches to use in the design.
Based on our sketches we carved stamps and began the process of designing our small 12 x 12 quilt.
|Stamps from our group.|
|My oak leaf stamped on a tea bag.|
The scary part of this process is that once we had a rough design tacked down in a pleasing pattern we turned it over and without looking cut it into squares. Did I mention we didn’t look at the front of the quilt while cutt? After we had 9 squares cut we turned them over and put them together in different ways. This part was really interesting to do.
|Cut up into squares.|
So my project went from this pile of possible elements........
To this finished small art quilt!
This is my band of art quilters and what a creative group they are!! Our fearless teacher is front and center of course. Thanks to each of you for your encouragement and inspiration!
Keep creating and generating ideas!
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