JQC 2006 February RevealFebruary 22, 2006
I don’t think I have ever done anything like this before. That is what this whole project is about, though, right? I’m exploring new materials, new techiques and new processes while exploring the elements and principles of design and Victorian Architecture.
This month I was focusing on shape; two dimensional spaces. I chose the house I did because of it’s simple clean shapes. I especially wanted to emphasize the windows; the shutters and the decorative work above and below them. I also wanted to emphasize the triangles above the door and in the roof.
As far as construction details, the basic house shapes- the wall and the roof- are pieced. The window shutters, the door and the bushes are fused in place. I went crazy with freehand machine quilting and bound the whole thing with a dark green fabric. All fabrics, threads and batting are cotton except for a tiny bit of monofilament thread for part of the quilting.
I learned alot with this piece. I learned that I love to piece. I learned that I can fuse, even though I don’t like doing it- I have never gotten along well with hot sticky stuff! I learned that I love using hand dyed fabrics. And I learned that I need to work on my freehand stippling and meandering.
I just noticed something while looking at the photos that I had not noticed with the actual piece. It looks like the house is on fire!! YIKES!! Should I name it Victorian Inferno?! Oh well… on to March!