Several months ago, I mentioned that I was perusing book covers to find inspiration for our Coastal Quilter’s Challenge. The challenge was “Judging a Book by it’s Cover” and we were supposed to find a book cover as the inspiration for a wall hanging. You can see some of my book choices here. I didn’t post my book choice in that post because I didn’t want to give it away but here it is…..
I wasn’t crazy about the title and have NO idea what the book is about but found the colors and the cityscape intriguing and wanted to use it as my inspiration. While finding orange and blue fabrics in my stash, I came across the beginning of a wallhanging that I had started when Tangerine was the color of the year. I thought this would be a good start for the challenge even though I had no idea where I would go with it. (sorry for the lousy photo)
I strip pieced more orange and blues together and then inspiration really hit and I decided to put the cityscape in the circle. As I hand appliqued the cityscape into the circle, I started thinking about being centered in your family, your relationships and your community. The title of the piece was born – “Centered” and I had a connection to the title “Back to Blood” as in family.
One part of the challenge was to include the “challenge fabric” in our piece somewhere and mine was part of my cityscape. I machine quilted the borders and added handquilting in the center to finish it off.
I am very happy with the final piece and believe I met the challenge of finding inspiration in a book cover.
I am linking up to Finish it Up Friday. Lots of great things to see over there.
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