Saturday, April 28, 2012

Orange House

I made another house last night. In this one, I was really trying to use fabrics that really pushed the envelope a bit.  None of these fabrics is exactly a shrinking violet, and it can always be tricky to work with several big prints. 

Here I've got three big batiks - the sky, the ground and the house itself along with big prints in the door, the windows and the roof.  The roof print is very traditional, but here it's used rather un-traditionally, as roof tiles. I'll use this house in my class next week, to encourage my students to use fabrics in different ways.

The big sky print (it's the same fabric I used as the outer border of the Four Seasons quilt) makes me think of a very humid, rainy, breezy day. Maybe this house is in Seattle.  Or maybe it's someplace in the Mediterranean.


The Selvage Fairy said...

I LOVE the roof fabric.

Terri said...

That swirl at the one window makes the "face" look a little cookoo. Love that!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I totally agree with your sky thought (soggy Northwest) . . . and I love the batik you used for the ground.

diegoagogo said...

We have been experiencing that sky for several weeks now.
I agree the house looks like it is stir crazy from being trapped indoors with the weather LOL.

London, UK

Michele Bilyeu said...

Love it! Pushing the fabrics is extra fun and good for us. Love the swirly eye and clamshell roof!

Megan said...

Fabulous sky and roof!
Sydney, Australia