Door Quilt

posted by Jerry
Thu, Jan 13 2011

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This is a work in progress. I'm a member of an art quilt group and we have a challenge called "Doors". We are each making a quilt of a door and this shows what I have so far. This a picture of an old, outside cathedral utility door. I created the door from simple muslin as I wanted that rough texture. I then washed the surface with black and white SoSoft fabric paints by Deco Art to give the gray appearance. I then started detailing with more SoSoft paints,  Caran D'Ache water soluble crayons, watercolor pencils and regular colored pencils. I pieced each section of the door to simulate a raised appearance in certain sections. I drafted the arch above the door on freezer paper and will use thin vinyl to simulate a shiny window then applique the rest over that. I will quilt the piece heavily with silk thread to simulate the wood grain. I will be making "bricks" out of fabric and will hand applique them around the door. Let me know what you think so far!


gini wrote re: Door Quilt
on Thu, Jan 13 2011 10:40 AM

what a fun challenge,  i think you are on the right track.  i will look forward to the progress on your door   gini

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: Door Quilt
on Thu, Jan 13 2011 10:44 AM

Interesting challenge.  From what you have described -- is your window going to kinda look like stained glass?  i will be looking forward to more photos as you go along.  

Sue wrote re: Door Quilt
on Thu, Jan 13 2011 11:11 AM

I really like it. You have put great detail in to it and thank you for sharing your process, it always nice to know how to do different things. Will the water color things wash out?  Thank-you for sharing. Sue

Jerry wrote re: Door Quilt
on Thu, Jan 13 2011 11:20 AM

Thanks for the great comments! Yes, I'm going to give the window a stained glass look. I'm going to use theatrical lighting gels to create the glass effect. I'm going to use use paint medium and paint the back of the gels to create that rippled glass effect. I will use some darker colored paint on the fronts of the gels to give an aged appearance and dull down some of the shinyness.

Also, even though I heat set the paint and crayons with my iron, they will indeed wash out somewhat but I don't plan on ever washing this quilt. It's a wall quilt so that shouldn't be a problem.

Dawn wrote re: Door Quilt
on Thu, Jan 13 2011 11:20 AM

what a great quilt and challenge!  I think you have done awesome!  Can't wait to see how it progresses.  Thanks for sharing!

chocake2 wrote re: Door Quilt
on Thu, Jan 13 2011 4:03 PM

I love it. Can I play too?

Leslie wrote re: Door Quilt
on Thu, Jan 13 2011 7:01 PM

Very cool

Nana wrote re: Door Quilt
on Thu, Jan 13 2011 9:41 PM

What I see so far is awesome.  That window will be amazing.  Can hardly wait to see some more of your progress.

Stephanie wrote re: Door Quilt
on Thu, Jan 20 2011 5:46 PM

What a beautiful door. Can't wait to see the rest.

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