Creature Feature

What happens when you unleash a room full of quilters armed with art supplies on blank 12 by 12 inch fabric squares?

Well, I wish I could say you get great art, but that would be a lie. You do get a lot of fun and giggling, which isn’t a bad outcome.

The deal was we members of Contemporary Cloth Artists (CoCA) would bring a fabric square layered with batting and backing, and any painting, drawing, stitching, beading, fusing supplies we wanted that could be used in a public meeting room. We’d pass our square to the person to our left and receive the square of the person to our right. That would go on until everyone had a crack at all the squares.

Did we have supplies.  I saw Angelina, lace trims, Inktense pencils, fabric markers, fusible fabrics, charms, beads, yarns, ribbons, fussy cut fabric figures, organdies, felts, floss, perle cotton, and other stuff I never had a chance to look at. There were glues, fusibles, and irons with which to attach all that stuff.

My blank square was lavender cotton silk screened with a silver plant stem and leaf. Here’s how it ended up.

Creature Feature

I’ve called it Creature Feature as it looks like a mashup of bad sci-fi movie monsters. Mind you, while all that creating was going on there was a lively discussion of bad sci-fi movies, especially Sharknado. I can’t help but think that influenced the outcome.

We may do this again, but I’ll suggest we start with a bit more guidance as to subject or theme.



Filed under In Process, Techniques

7 responses to “Creature Feature

  1. Pingback: Creature Feature Finished | The Snarky Quilter

  2. Patty

    I love the shark! This block has to make you smile every time you look at it. You need to bring this to the next MQG meeting so we can see it in person.

  3. What a fun way to spend some time with friends! Sort of silly, sort of crazy, lots of laughs, I’m sure!

  4. So cute! I would love to see the other squares. This sounds like so much fun!

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