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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ensembles In Stitches

We received this piece of Zentangle inspired art this week. With permission, we've included their full names. They wrote:
Hello Maria and Rick,

We, Sandra Harrington, Pat Dicker and myself, Loretta Armstrong, would like to share with you our quilt inspired by your Zentangles. We had a wonderful time creating it. We made a sketch of one of your Ensembles and enlarged it to 3 by 3 feet [91 by 91 cm]  then divided it into nine 12 by 12 inch [30.5 by 30.5 cm] squares, cut them apart, and each of us chose 3 of the squares. The only rule: we could use only black and white fabrics and embellishments. We decided on a date to get back together. We brought along our squares and placed them on the design wall. The result was/is WONDERFUL!!! The movement of the fabrics chosen, when assembled, was a fantastic surprise, don't you think? We exhibited our art quilt at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, California, and received tremendous raves from the visitors.

We thank you so much for your inspirational Zentangles.

Happy Zentangling to you, Loretta, Sandra and Pat
Here's a full image,

Here's a more detailed view showing their tangle embellishments.

This Ensemble String inspired their creation.

It's one of two Ensembles in our Ensemble Set. We invite you to explore these which are available on our website or, create your own. Tangling an Ensemble is a wonderful way to explore the possibilities of Zentangle with a group or, by yourself over time.

If you missed it, check out this Ensemble (the same one actually!) which our daughter Molly created in Nine Days of Naptime.

Thank you, Loretta, Sandra and Pat, for sharing your beautiful creating with us all.

Click images for larger views.


Tricia, CZT said...

Your quilt 'tiles' are fabulous! The idea of doing this as an ensemble is very clever. Nice job, ladies!

Carole Ohl said...

Beautiful. I have a stash of black and white fabric... now to get the sewing machine out! Really inspiring. Ensembles are great fun.

Shelly Beauch said...

Excitement for you all, it turned out amazing!

Joni said...

This is fantastic! As a quilter and a CZT I can really appreciate the work that has gone to create this! What a wonderful way for people to learn about Zentangle!

Cookie said...

Beautiful quilt piece! How large you said this piece was? Are you going to enter it in the Marin County Craft Fair? You should.