30" X 23"
Designed, Raw edged fused applique, Shiva paint sticks
& machine quilted .
Here is the original photo
I really enjoyed working on this interpretation for the group "Interpret This". I had been wanting to try my hand at an architectural piece and this gave me that opportunity.
I began by sketching out the scene. I decided to crop out the light pole on the right side.
Then I chose my fabrics for the buildings and water. I was so lucky because this May my sister and fellow quilter, Bonnie, had given me about a dozen fat quarters of this stone like textural fabric. It was perfect to use in this quilt.
I began with the background and began layering the buildings.
I continued across and then added the foreground and the details.
I quilted some of the lines in the shutters and did the same thing for the stone in the buildings as well as some roofing details.
I took the liberty to add umbrellas in front of the cafe because it just seemed so "French" to me.
I did the shadows on the water with shiva paint sticks which I thought were very effective and blended into the fabric I selected.
I enjoyed this interpretation so much and am happy with the results.