There's no doubt about it......I'm going to have to hand quilt the rusted/deconstructed screen printed quilt I've been working on. It's so interesting that I can easily pierce the rusted fabric with a hand needle, but my machine refuses to go through it. Okay...so be it.....I'll do what needs to be done and report back when it is!
In the meantime, here's a peak at another project I'm working on. It's a tribute to my wonderful brother Chuck who we lost to cancer a mere month ago after an 8 month courageous battle.
Bookworm Gardens was a very special place for the two of them so the family has asked that any memorials offered go to this organization. Of course I could write out a check too, but I had another idea. Most non-profits do not have the funds to purchase artwork.....so I wondered if they would be receptive to my offer to make a wall quilt for them. Oh my goodness....yes, yes....they were thrilled and so was I.
The above photo was my starting point.....it's a pile of fabric being auditioned to become Taylor's playhouse....which will be one of the focal points of the quilt.
This photo and those below show the construction phases of the playhouse. I have way too many ideas for other motifs to be included in the quilt so I felt it would be easier to work around and edit my choices once I had the playhouse completed.
Normally I prefer to provide continuous posts detailing the progress of my projects, however, this one will probably take a good amount of time so bear with me as I infrequently share the construction.