Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A Little Welcome - with an Update


Like the Artist Alphonse Mucha, I don't like empty space.


When I come home each day, I'm confronted with this homely space on my side door. When the weather warms up, I'll paint the door pink, like the letters in Monday's post, but the space will still be empty.

  I measured it, and thought about something quilted to put there. It would have to describe me and what I do. A little Welcome panel with a house and a tree would be just the ticket. There would be a cat in the window, of course, and maybe a lady at a sewing machine.  With one square at one inch, the letters would have to be petite, but I think it would be a lovely addition.

Update:

Megan, The door faces North, so it never gets any direct sun. The entryway is covered with an awning, so it never gets wet from rain or snow, and in New England we have an addtional "storm door" in the winter. In the summer, the window gets replaced with a screen, so the fresh air can come in, but the bugs stay out. The little quilt will be well protected and last a long time (until I get bored and decide to replace it.)

Kathy, by all means, steal away. As Picasso said, "Good artists copy, great artists steal."

Charlotte, the door is textured metal. Painting it would require special paints and more time and effort than I am willing to expend. Besides, I like having the option to change my mind.

Sharon, am I going to piece the letters? Is the sky blue? Is the Pope Catholic? They sure aren't going to be applique'd! LOL! Thanks for the laugh.


8 comments:

Ruth said...

I will be watching to see how this developes. I know it will be great,

Megan said...

You will hang it on the outside of the door? Won't it be damaged quite quickly by the weather?

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Kathy said...

Super idea! May I steal it?

Quiltdivajulie said...

Great post ... Good plan.

charlotte said...

How about a painted block like the ones on barns?

Sharon said...

What a great idea! It will certainly reflect who you are, and definitely will brighten up a very dull spot. It will be fun to watch how this develops! And can you stick to your size requirements? Are the letters going to be pieced? Inquiring minds want to know!

Megan said...

I guess you've been blogging long enough by now Lynne to know that if you DON'T wanna field questions and helpful 'suggestions' you don't mention your plans in a blog post! You know that we're all just interested in what you do and don't intend to imply that you haven't considered all aspects of the undertaking. LOL!

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Sharon said...

Yeah, that's what I thought! I'm interested to see how you manage to keep them small-ish.