Door Update...again

posted by Jerry
Wed, Apr 20 2011


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I hope everyone isn't tired of seeing my progress yet...lol.

I've been on a creative streak and have had some extra time so I've been getting a LOT done on my door. As you can see, the bricks are done...thank goodness...whew! I created the curve above the door by cutting templates and piecing the batik. This worked out well as the batik has a stripe running through it. Piecing was the only way to keep the stripe curving around the door. Just a bit more shading on the bricks is all they need. I added the "sidewalk" and will work with that more on coloring and shading. I finished the door handle and some of the hinges. I just have to add 4 other smaller parts to the hinges. I created the hinges by wrapping batik around some timtex. I added paint to create texture. I made the doorknob and hinge nails from small round timtex buttons, wrapped with batik and painted.

I only added the door handle and hinges to show the progress. I will remove them and quilt first, then appliqué them on after the quilting is finished. The timtex is too thick to quilt around so it's easier to add them on later. 

Let me know what you think!

Comments

Prairie Crafter wrote re: Door Update...again
on Wed, Apr 20 2011 12:39 PM

What do I think? Oh My! What talent and it's a real beauty. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn wrote re: Door Update...again
on Wed, Apr 20 2011 1:31 PM

It is fantastic!  What a great job!

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: Door Update...again
on Wed, Apr 20 2011 3:10 PM

Jerry - dumb question for you.  Are you adding another piece to your hinges to make them go all the way over to the egde of the door?  It may just be my opinion but I was thinking that the hinges should be on that straight up and down piece at the sides of the door.  I love your brickwork.  It looks like the real thing!  What kind of fabric did you use to get the shine to your window?  Will there be a border fabric or will you just quilt and bind it?  I know, that is more than one dumb question.  :o)

Jerry wrote re: Door Update...again
on Wed, Apr 20 2011 3:35 PM

Thank you for all the nice comments!

Marge...yes, there will be a piece linking the hinge to the door frame I just haven't made them yet...lol. Also, I used thin clear vinyl for the window. There will be no border, just the binding. I think a border would take away from the effect.

Leslie wrote re: Door Update...again
on Wed, Apr 20 2011 6:34 PM

Jerry, your door is looking fabulous

gini wrote re: Door Update...again
on Wed, Apr 20 2011 6:48 PM

it is looking outstanding   great progress

Jerry wrote re: Door Update...again
on Wed, Apr 20 2011 7:04 PM

Is it obvious I used to design sets for a summer garden theatre?...lol

MNnancy wrote re: Door Update...again
on Wed, Apr 20 2011 10:40 PM

Marvelous!  Have you shared with us what the size of this is?

Robin wrote re: Door Update...again
on Thu, Apr 21 2011 5:09 AM

Jerry,

Can your creative streak come visit my ufo's for a while?  The door is beautiful.  Mysterious and inviting at the same time.  I'm dying to know what's behind it.

Robin

Chrysalis wrote re: Door Update...again
on Thu, Apr 21 2011 6:52 AM

I am certainly not tired of the updates. I wasn't sure where you were going for a while there...didn't see your vision. But, now I think this is the most amazing thing I've seen in a very long time. The detail is phenomenal!! I'm so interested in seeing what you'll do next...

Jerry wrote re: Door Update...again
on Thu, Apr 21 2011 9:49 AM

Thank you all again!

MNnancy...the finished size will be approx. 50 x 66.

Robin...lol, wish I could but I've got three quilts I'm working on at the moment and have to be finished by Sept. 1..whew!

Chrysalis...Thank you for your kind comments! I didn't know where I was going either, lots of happy accidents, and not sure what's next...lol.

I have to finish the "sidewalk", the 4 other hinge parts and shade the bricks more then it's time to quilt which I'm predicting will begin probably on Monday. I already have a "stich-out" of what I'm planning to do and I think it'll look great. I think this might be a Paducah or Houston entry...maybe...lol

Jerry wrote re: Door Update...again
on Thu, Apr 21 2011 9:51 AM

Oops...I forgot to add that I need to make branches and leaves to simulate vines growing around part of the door and I'm adding raffia and branches to the bottom sidewalk area to simulate debris accumulating at the base of the door.

What was I thinking when I started this? LOL.

Robin wrote re: Door Update...again
on Thu, Apr 21 2011 3:58 PM

Jerry,

I wanted to tell you that my husband, local art teacher and artist.  Thought this was  amazing.  Thought you would enjoy the compliment he doesn't say that about everything.

Robin

Jerry wrote re: Door Update...again
on Thu, Apr 21 2011 7:29 PM

Robin, what a wonderful thing to hear! Please tell your husband that I very much appreciate that! I'd love to see some of HIS work.

Nana wrote re: Door Update...again
on Fri, Apr 29 2011 10:28 AM

Jerry

This is stunning.  I only wish I had a smidgen of your talent.  It looks like I should be able to open the door and walk thru.   Thanks for sharing your progress with us.

Lori Hogan wrote re: Door Update...again
on Wed, May 4 2011 5:27 PM

WOW...  This is really beautiful.  I love it.  I make stained glass textile art and I love how you used the silver around the window area.  Is that lamé?  Very neatly done!  Looking forward to seeing more.

Jerry wrote re: Door Update...again
on Sat, May 7 2011 3:42 PM

Nana and Lori, thank you so much for your kind words!

Nana...it's been my pleasure to share my progress. So many times we see the finished product but we're also interested in how the quilter GOT there.

Lori...the shiny areas are thin, clear vinyl. The colored areas are pieces of theatrical gels (the thin plastic used to color lighting in theaters). The "leading" is thin ribbon that was zig-zagged down with a TINY stitch and shaded with colored pencils.

Jerry wrote re: Door Update...again
on Sat, May 7 2011 3:45 PM

Also, just so you all know...I finished the top (WOOHOO!) and will now begin the quilting. I'm going to use a small fine stitch to simulate the wood grain using polyester monofiliment thread. I'm using monofiliment as I want the graining to be subtle and a colored thread would cover the painted areas (trust me, I've done MANY practice sandwiches...lol).

Let the fun begin!

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