These are the strips I picked at random from the bag.
The challenge is to use these strips together with the addition of one fabric and make a modern baby quilt to share at our next meeting. Our final projects will be donated to our local hospital NICU.
I've been reading a lot about Denyse Schmidt's workshops and I wanted to push myself and our guild to get a little funky and spontaneous.
For inspiration I put together this flickr gallery of some of my favorite strip, scrappy, wonky, modern quilts.
What is a guild activity that you loved?
so excited to see your blog about our strip swap. i've been totally gungho about the project and arealy got my top done. now to just finish it up and blog about it... hopefully it'll be done soon.ReplyDelete
can't wait to see what you've done with your strips.
What a fun challenge...love your strip gallery as well.ReplyDelete
i actually think these look really nice together.ReplyDelete
Your strips look like they co-ordinate quite well. Can you add some of your own too, or do you just have to use these ones? Funnily enough, I was looking at strip quilts last night too! There's a whole flickr group of stacked strip quilts! I had t add some to my faves. :-)ReplyDelete
ooooh i love this idea. please share the results.ReplyDelete
That's a great idea for a swap! I might mention it to my guild too.ReplyDelete
Speaking of strips, one of my favorite guild activities was Strip Poker! The ante for each had was one strip & whoever had the high card won the pile. :D
This is such a great idea for a challenge! And what a fun way to freshen up your stash by sharing strips. I would love to try this exercise, since I'm always up for a challenge. I'm off to check out your inspiration!ReplyDelete
Fun idea! I think it's important to get a little funky and challenge yourself. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with :)ReplyDelete
What a great idea! We could all use a challenge like this every once in a while! :)ReplyDelete
I think that is a fabulous idea. Thanks for posting the scrappy quilts as well. I love looking at others creativity.ReplyDelete
How fun! Wish there was a modern quilt guild near me!ReplyDelete
Been thinking about trying to make a visit to the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild when i have a chance (it's a little bit further than I usually venture on my own). Any recommendations on a good time to visit? I've never been to a quilt guild meeting before...ReplyDelete
I have not joined a quilt guild yet. I want to join the local one but with my plans to move in 6 months, I am thinking of waiting until I get setteld in somewhere new, that way I can get a new connection to the area. i will keep this in mind though for when I do join one!ReplyDelete
How Many strips does each person take? Did you show the quilt you made from the strips? ThanksReplyDelete
Sandra, we decided to exchange 10 strips. The strips that I show in my picture is exactly what I went home with. Here is a link to the finished quilt called, "Born to Shine" http://www.littlebluebell.com/2010/12/born-to-shine.htmlReplyDelete