Sunday, June 20, 2010
View of Vernazza
This is the completed "View of Vernazza". (40" w x 30" h) This was over a year in the making due to stops and starts, distractions and uncertainties. I like the blockiness and simplicity of it. Glad it is finally finished. If you recall from a long ago post this was made in 7 vertical strips that were then sewn together after everything was pieced or fused. I started out piecing it but ended up with a lot of fusing because I was getting bored with all the piecing. Machine quilting was done after all the 7 strips were connected. Fabrics include: hand dyed, silks, cottons, unknown and recycled fabrics. From the photo (courtesy of Mike and Carleen Baum's honeymoon photo), I made a full size cartoon out of lightweight fusible interfacing with the drawing done on the fusible side of the interfacing. This was my master pattern that I then cut into the 7 strips and constructed one strip at a time. I also did a copy of this pattern onto clear vinyl to be used as an overlay as needed to make sure things were lining up. When all was said and done I didn't stick that close to the pattern, changes were made along the way to simplify the composition and make it easier to construct.