Monday, June 14, 2010

Rainbow Pixel Project

Rainbow Pixel Project measures
60.5" x 39" and is a group collaboration with Kathy York, Leslie Jenison, Connie Hudson, Sherri Mc Cauley, Frances Holliday Alford and Barb Forrister. It was Kathy's idea to come up with 2 inch blocks that were all different in appearance and spanned the whole spectrum of the rainbow, ROYGBIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet). Each block was to be viewed as an individual work of art. Each week we met to show our latest creations. This was an absolutely fantastic way of experimenting with new ideas and mediums. The sky was the limit when it came to types of materials used and techniques incorporated. This quilt consists of cottons, sheers, velvets, ribbons, stitched and painted, needle felted, embroidered, appliqued, heat distressed, hand dyed, foiled, batiqued. You name it. It is probably represented here. I am not sure how many blocks were finally used in this piece but I think the count was approximately 700 2 inch squares. This piece came together so quickly, it was amazing. The first day we met to actually start designing it, about a third of the quilt was pieced together immediately. The last picture shows the back of the quilt before overlaying organza. Kathy did a marvelous job with the photography and it is a show stopper for sure!

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