Tuesday, May 17, 2016

UFO Finished 2016

My first finished UFO for 2016 was inspired by the second Gee's Bend exhibit at the MFA Houston several years ago.  A child-size table and chairs were provided to children to play and create after viewing the exhibit.  Matboard and varying sizes and colors of tape were provided for this creative effort.  I sat down with the kids and created a design (Fig. 1).  This became the quilt top (work-in-progress) shown in Fig. 2 and the finished quilt, as yet untitled - Fig. 3.

Gee's Bend Quilter's often created what they called a housetop block which was a variation on a traditional log-cabin block.  I used it as a border around an improvised pieced work.  My idea at the time was sort of an oxymoron, Containing Volatility  - Fig. 4.  Friend, Mary Ann Littlejohn, is using this quilt top for practice on her long-arm quilting machine.  I am excited to see what she does with it.

Tape Design                           Fig. 1

 Work-in-Progress                                          Fig. 2

Untitled                                                           Fig. 3

Containing Volatility                                   Fig. 4

1 comment:

  1. Connie, I love your Untitled quilt top, as it developed. The addition of the leaves was inspired!