One of my favorite images to create with fabric is houses. In fact, I recently purchased a pattern that makes a village of homes made from fabric scraps. So far all I’ve accomplished is to gather the fabrics for the backgrounds. I won’t even begin writing posts about the village until I start sewing. Now back to today’s reveal.
AQ # 25: Towne House is the ninth of 16 quilts to have it’s debut. I started sharing these reveals after posting the announcement of my accomplishment. This quilt is also one of seven projects all originating from my Victoria Findlay Wolfe‘s 15 Minutes of Play. There is so much about this small piece that makes me smile. I absolutely love the cheery colors, the wonky lines and angels that form the various components.
To claim that my intention was to make a house from the beginning would be a lie. In fact I had no idea what I would end up with. The house simply evolved by accident. Of course once I saw the potential I did what I could to bring it to fruition.
Vibrant Colors and Quirky Subtleties
My little towne house is filled with vibrant colors and quirky subtleties. From
- stars in the yellow sky,
- to the slanted colorful roof,
- the white door with a pink window,
- the orange topped, yellow and green tree with three birds,
- the purple sidewalk and
- finally the orange batik flower garden.
While I agree that some of the items I pointed out might require a degree of imagination, the others I feel will be quite obvious.
I’ve surrounded the towne house with a sea of teal fabric. Enveloping the teal is a stark white border. Behind my mini quilt is a layer of Warm & Natural batting and a backing created from 100% white cotton.
The towne house and it’s immediate surroundings were all quilted with a variegated thread using flowing lines of geometric shapes. The teal border was also quilted with rectangular shapes and a somewhat matching thread. I found it challenging to locate a thread that perfectly matched. This was the closest I could get. The geometric shaped quilting was also replicated in the outer white border using white thread.
The raw edges of the white border have been safely tucked beneath a white cotton facing. To document the quilts name and author a label was attached on the back in the bottom right corner. From top to bottom and edge to edge this quilt measures 21 1/2″ x 17 1/2″.
There are eight quilts in this series that have already been revealed. Links to those eight are listed below:
- AQ # 17: The Chosen Nine
- AQ # 18: Four Friends # 1
- AQ # 19: Four Friends # 2
- AQ # 20: Rising Star
- AQ # 21: Backwards
- AQ # 22: Crossroads
- AQ # 23: On the Fringe
- AQ # 24: Multi-Cultural
This has been a long but rewarding journey. Only seven more to go.
Thank you for your visit!