Saturday, May 01, 2010

ugly block challenge results!

You might remember this block and its siblings, which I sent out to a bunch of you who wanted the challenge of reinventing it.

Three have not come back and I hope that they will at some point (ahem) so I can post them.  One block never arrived at its destination, sadly. (who would steal a piece of mail with this in the envelope??)  And seven of them came back by the deadline.   Here, in order of their arrival, are the blocks, which have been made into finished pieces.  Wow!

Isn't it fascinating to me to see the varied approaches from this international group?!! They have all imprinted their own "fingerprints" on these experimental pieces. Thanks to all of you for participating -- it CAN be done - LOL.  I'll post the last three when I get the jpgs.

Barbara Diskin -Alexandria, VA.

Cécile Trentini - Zurich, Switzerland

Karen Stiehl Osborn - Omaha, NE


Françoise Jamart - Louvain-la-Neuve,
Belgium

  
 Jennifer Beaven - Acton, MA


Sally Westcott - Tasmania, Australia


Paula Sheron - Deltona, FL


27 comments:

Gerrie said...

Amazing transformation. I especially like Cécile's and KSO's.

sandra wyman said...

Love these, especially Cecile's

Cécile said...

My favorit is definitly Karen's quilt, what a fantastic piece of art!

kathy said...

These are SO exciting!

Debra said...

Fabulous!!

Barbara said...

I am humbled to have my little tie posted with all this great art. What a fun project!

Dianne Hricko said...

It is fascinating to see how folks have transformed these. Thanks for sharing.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

They ate all fantastic! I love how they were sent all over and a few came back with similar characteristics that had nothing to do with the original block! Lines being the silat effect... Very cool... I want to play!!!

Diana Parkes said...

Great results from everyone!

Michigoose said...

Boy, it's hard for me to pick a favorite! I love the sense of humor in the "rep" tie! and the overpainting in these is fantastic...and I'm a real sucker for the colors and style of Cecile's!

Well done! Thanks for putting these out there, what a wonderful way to transform these!

Rayna said...

Yes, aren't they fun?

Sally Westcott said...

Wow, all so different but some so similar! That was fun Rayna! Do you have anymore blocks that just need a little love and understanding? That would be fun to do again!

hugz

elle said...

Who'da thought! This is very enlightening. Great challenge.

O'Quilts said...

Great idea and clever results

Rayna said...

This challenge was strictly on impulse and if anybody has a UFO they'd like to send out and blog about - DO IT!!
Just let me know so I can see the results. If I had another ugly, I'd do it again. (Actually, I do - but can't part with it).

Approachable Art said...

I am in complete awe... these ladies have some serious talent. Thanks, Rayna! :D

norma said...

What fun! They are all terrific, but Karen's and Cecile's made me say, " Wow"!

Sandy said...

Truthfully if you would have sent me that block I probably would have trashed it! Good thing I wasn't involved and these people were because you got some winners! I am very impressed at how 'ugly' disquises with the right hands in charge. Good idea!

Diana Mains Welte said...

impressive. and a challenge that prods the most reclutant muse. :-)

patty a. said...

I think they turned a sow's ear into a silk purse! Great pieces!

silkpjs said...

Rayna, what a clever girl you are to pass your dead ends on to new geographers. Talk about stone soup! I only wish we had fotos of the originals.

silkpjs said...

Oh duh...I just got it. They were all that gorgeous blue and yellow square. Some days are smarter than others

sewjournal said...

Amazing! I particularly like Cecile's. Very clever.

Wen said...

Cool transformations! I vote for Cécile Trentini - Zurich, Switzerland if there's a viewers choice!

Leslie Tucker Jenison said...

Rayna,
These are amazing! What a cool challenge idea!
I love what happened to those blocks.

Kristin L said...

What a great idea! I particularly like Karen Stiehl Osborn's and Cecile Trentini's.

Anonymous said...

The creativity in these is astounding!

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