Friday, May 27, 2016

My Story Board

I already know the answer to the question but have you ever spotted some fabric and absolutely HAD to have it but didn't know why?  And not only get that one piece of fabric but all the coordinating prints in that particular line???? 

Well I was perusing thru a quilt shop recently and saw the most beautiful fabric with stars, moons and fabulous houses all over it.  The top two photos are showing the houses already cut off of the beautiful night sky (didn't think of taking pictures until it was too late!).  This is a line of fabric from Windham Fabrics and is their "Story" collection by Carrie Bloomston.  Oh my. 

I've been looking for something very special to put by the front door in our studio and I thought it was a fabulous opportunity to create a very personal story board. 

I backed the fabrics with a fusible web first. 

Word mountains were created from one of the fabrics...

And I slowly but surely started fussy cutting all the houses, fish, trees, dogs and people to create our family, our homes, our pets and our businesses. 

Our studio is filled with words...a theme of cutting up this fabulous fabric and adding words and inspirations was perfect.

After everything was fused and ironed I stretched it onto a stretch canvas and hot glued it to the back and proudly hung it by the front door of our studio.  It was SO nice to take 3 afternoons off to do something totally "sandbox"...kind of good for the soul.

Hugs, Cindy :)


QuiltShopGal said...

Different project design and colors for you, at least from my perspective. But absolutely packed with #CreativeGoodness.


Frog Quilter said...

I love your creation. Great. The mountains are so fun!

Karen said...

This is so very cool! What a wonderful project to represent life, kids, loves, activities. I wish my grandson was old enough for one! said...

Love your piece; but, I love it more knowing that you had a great time making it! That "fun" is what quilting is all about!

Tomomi McElwee said...

This is amazing! Never thought to use print that way. Beautiful!