Door with Vines

posted by Jerry
Sun, Jun 12 2011


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I've pinned some vines to my door. I used yarns of various kinds and hit them lightly with a heat gun to melt them a bit. I really looks like rough bark. I'm going to play around with the location of the vines for a while until I get something I am happy with. If you look closely, I've been playing around with leaves. I free motion-ed straight stitching in the shape of a leaf on some Kunin felt, then hit that with a heat gun. I shrunk the leaves and made them look bug-eaten and old.I'm also going to put some fuzzy yarn in the grouting in a few places to represent moss.

Let me know what you think.

Comments

Chrysalis wrote re: Door with Vines
on Mon, Jun 13 2011 6:58 AM

I am totally amazed everytime I see one of your updates. This has got to be the best display of talent I've ever seen. I can't even imagine what else you could add. It looks wonderful!!

Dawn wrote re: Door with Vines
on Mon, Jun 13 2011 7:04 AM

You do an awesome job!  I love seeing each up date!

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: Door with Vines
on Mon, Jun 13 2011 7:13 PM

This is coming together so cool Jerry!!!

Leslie wrote re: Door with Vines
on Mon, Jun 13 2011 8:02 PM

Jerry, your door amazes me every time you had a new detail.

chocake2 wrote re: Door with Vines
on Mon, Jun 13 2011 9:10 PM

Oh Wow! This door keeps getting better and better!!

Nana wrote re: Door with Vines
on Thu, Jun 16 2011 9:33 AM

This project amazes me everytime you show an update.  Your work is stunning.

Barbara wrote re: Door with Vines
on Sun, Jun 19 2011 5:57 AM

Jerry ,I'm speechless. Your a very talented person. Are all of your projects like this ?  Just unbelievable.Barbara

Jerry wrote re: Door with Vines
on Sun, Jun 19 2011 8:06 AM

Thank you all SO MUCH for all your nice comments! I'm seriously going to hire all of you to stand in my studio and give me positive feedback...lol.

I've been working with placement of the vines and I already made some changes. I moved the longer vines on the right to the left and the shorter ones from the left to the right.

I thought the quilt was getting too right-side heavy with the large hinges and the large gray bricks in the arch so I added the long vines to the left to balance out the composition better. The longer vine is where most of the leaves will be.

I also blocked and trimmed down the quilt, stay-stitched around the outside and it's now ready for binding...woohoo!

I'm now working on leaves, hundreds of them...ugh.

Jerry wrote re: Door with Vines
on Sat, Jun 25 2011 8:43 AM

As of today, the binding is DONE...WOOHOO!

MNnancy wrote re: Door with Vines
on Mon, Jun 27 2011 12:49 PM

The binding is done?  Does that mean the project is complete???  Time for another picture!

MICHELLES-2 wrote re: Door with Vines
on Mon, Jun 27 2011 1:49 PM

Wow, Jerry, wow!  An incredible quilt!

And I can relate about the leaves, having just finished a quilt top with 112 berries & 96 scallops in the sashing & borders.  My friends were laughing because I'd sing "this is the quilt that never ends" (sung to the tune of "this is the song that never ends") while I was working on all of those by hand.

Jerry wrote re: Door with Vines
on Tue, Jun 28 2011 9:48 PM

MNnancy...done? oh heavens no...lol. I still have LOTS of work left to do! Right now I'm sewing on the vines after moving them around getting just the right positions. And I'm still creating MORE leaves...ugh.

MICHELLES-2...Thank you very much! It sounds like you can relate to my ordeal...lol. And yes, I sometimes feel like this is the quilt that will never end!

Jerry wrote re: Door with Vines
on Thu, Jun 30 2011 10:36 PM

As of today, the vines are finished and sewn on. Now on to the leaves...I'm beginning to see the finish line!

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