Collaborative Creations

The Knot Even Quilters met today for a fun little exercise. Our project for ourselves was to use fused bright colors, cut in geometric shapes, on a black background. We always try to get by with as few rules as possible and this works quite well for us.

We had the largest group today that we have had in a while and that made it so much fun. I think everyone just liked the idea of this project.

Step one was to lay out our background fabric, which was a half-yard of plain black cotton. Then we gathered around the table and each of us started adding our pieces. No one hesitated very much either…just jumped right in! Rotate–add more–rotate–assess–add/subtract–rotate–assess–fuse!!!!

KEQ fusion 1

KEQ fusion 2

It took very little time and since there were so many of us we decided to do another one. You gotta know that we are quilters, so no one was really short of fabric! Same procedure but we had learned from the first piece that it’s a whole lot easier to add some large pieces first, NOT after a bunch of little pieces are on and need to be moved!

The pieces are very similar, yet completely different.

We divided the large pieces up into chunks so that everyone took one home. If you look closely you can see where each of the smaller chunks came from. We could have cut in a different manner, or into smaller pieces and each taken two, but we decided that large chunks would give us more finishing options…and we DO want to have everyone finish these by our January meeting. Can’t wait!

KEQ fusion 3

We liked it so much that we are going to do it again…with some variations, of course. Hope that turns out as well as this one!

Linking to Off the Wall Friday.


20 thoughts on “Collaborative Creations

  1. Oh Yes!! We will so be doing this with our art group! This would even be a great collaborative project for kids and construction paper! Love it, I can’t wait to see what you do with your piece. I found you on Off the Wall Friday 🙂


    • Absolutely great for kids and construction paper, since we did this one with all geometric shapes. Our next one will be more organic. This is also a great ‘musical chairs’ type of project for paint, either with kids or adults.

      On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 12:33 PM, Quirks Ltd.


    • The collaboration part is what brought great results. And we were able to agree on weak areas or overdone sections…nice!

      On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 11:53 AM, Quirks Ltd.


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