|"Open the door..." 12" X 12" 2/2020|
To interpret that for January's journal quilt, I knew I wanted an open 3-d door, opening to brilliant colors.
To make the arch over the door, I basically closed the doors to get a size and angle and cut it.
To make the shadow under the arch I took tan hand dye strip, sewed wedges into it to make it curve at the right size, pressed both fabrics on "shirt tailor" and shaded in stone blocks with prisma color pencil.
|I like a time to laugh, sew, heal, and a time for keeping...|
The garden fabric is lovely mix of scenes so I had to cut just the right scene to show through the open door.
|on the design wall|
|you can just see how the backing was done along the bottom here|
(I stitched a lot of the components before this step)
Then I did last of the quilting all layers, inked in the title, date, and artist's signature, and now it's displayed on my easel in the family room.
hope you enjoyed seeing more of my process, and it encourages you to open the door to new techniques and self expression.
as J. Basford said, "practice doesn't make perfect, practice makes progression"