Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Back to Funky Houses

One of my New Years "resolutions" this year was to finish unfinished projects. It seems I do this every year and every year I say - but this year I really mean it!  Well this year, I really do mean it  (-:  I started this "funky" house quilt last year but for whatever reason, it got put on the back burner.  So now it's back on my wall and I'm in the home stretch.  I think I've had more fun with this quilt than anything I've done in a long time. The houses are a combination of inkjet printed images and commercial fabric.  The house below is the biggest and centered in the quilt.
 I printed a picture of lichen covered rocks for the roof.
 I also printed windows, doors and dandelions.
 This next little "doghouse" started with an image of a sculpture at the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC
 and became the entry way to the house.
 This next little house has a doorway to a forest.
 The next very crooked house has a "wonky" looking door which was manipulated in Photoshop Elements.
 A picture of an outhouse
 became an outhouse with grass on top and a horseshoe on the door (and chickens).
 I'm still working on how to set them and I hoping to get this sewn together by next Monday.
I'm doing a lecture at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival next week on Creative Inkjet Printing on fabric; this would be a good sample to show - so it's back to the machine.


  1. Absolutely love what you have done here. Remarkable the way you used the photos to become different parts of the house. Cleverly done! I signed up to be a follower.

  2. Judy these are so creative and so much fun.