Monday, November 13, 2006

Prickles

A group of quilt friends and I traditionally make a group quilt about once a year. The most recent quilt was Fauna, where each person made a strip approximately 12"w x 48"h. All started as white fabric and were variously painted and stitched and then assembled.

My strip, shown here, includes a lot of different cacti as well as desert fauna. I added copper wire spines to the prickly pear cactus. Those spines were deemed "dangerous" and resulted in the quilt being eliminated at the judging stage from the International Quilt Association show in Houston in October.

As I'm feeling rather prickly about that, I've decided to pursue the concept of dangerous quilts. It's such an interesting oxymoronic concept. But first, another cactus quilt for a friend's benefit gala silent auction. Photos coming soon.

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