Thursday, July 24, 2014
Challenge Hostess: Lisa White Reber
Title: Running with Scissors
Theme: A quilt inspired by paper cutouts, like those by Matisse
Technique: Applique is the most obvious. Can you do it with piecing? Free-form?
Due date: August 1, 2014
Did you like cutting out paper doll chains when you or your relatives were little? Remember cutting out paper snowflakes or five-pointed stars? Have you seen Scherenschnitte? All of these are design resources for this month’s challenge.
[Note for our quiltart members: this challenge was written up shortly before the recent Facebook discussion and the creation of the “Running with Scissors” blog that began as a blog entitled “Friends of Quiltart”. I debated changing this challenge name, but couldn’t decide on anything better. And after all, this came first! – Tobi]
A FFFC challenge piece: http://www.tobicollage.com/collages-2010/happy-dance.htm
http://fastfridayquilts.blogspot.com/2014/06/monets-rex-begonia.html This is really Matisse, but I had a brain cramp when I first posted, and can’t change the hyperlink.
Results of a Google image search for Hawaiian Applique:
Applique with Folded Cutwork by Anita Shackelford (http://www.amazon.com/Applique-Folded-Cutwork-Anita-Shackelford/dp/1574327232)
Papercuts and Plenty by Elly Sienkiewicz (http://www.amazon.com/Papercuts-Plenty-Baltimore-Beauties-Beyond/dp/0914881906)
Results of a Google image search: https://www.google.com/search?site=&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1295&bih=683&q=matisse+cutouts&oq=matisse+cutouts&gs_l=img.3..0l10.3257.5620.0.58184.108.40.206.220.127.116.117.1270.2-1j2j1.4.0....0...1ac.1.48.img..10.5.1277.j6KG8JDzrjY&gws_rd=ssl or
How to fold a 5-pointed star: http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagstar.html
One blog by a Scherenschnitte artist: http://papercutting.blogspot.com/
And one more thing: have fun with this! :)