Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Skyscrapers and the Beach Hut




I think it's finished, though I am always open to suggestions.  Initially I thought there would be multiple huts but then decided on one with more detail.  I wavered on the skyscrapers, whether to make the fabric pieces smaller to represent distance or to leave them as they are, more slab like.

The bottom represents the ocean and a base to the busier middle and top.  I also wanted the top and bottom to be blue so the middle orange hut colors would be a sharp contrast.  The bottom of the hut is purples though they look black in the photo.  My husband saw the "sand" area as very blank (I agree); my plan is to do quilting there to make it look more textured.

7 comments:

Margaret said...

This is a happy piece and since you know the solution to the blank sand, I think it's finished, too! Love the chunky skyscrapers and the crookedness of the shack!

WAZOO! Quilting said...

Uh oh...you're done already and I haven't started sewing! Wonderful piece...I think the skyscrapers are primo! I have the fabric out; now, I need to get cuttin'.

Willa said...

Seeing the last photo makes me think I need to redo the ocean with made fabric. The solid strips are boring and don't compliment the other parts. Unfortunately I can't do this till after the 4th.

knitnkwilt said...

Can't you also enhance the ocean with quilting? I especially like the way you captured and intensified the contrast between the beach house and the buildings.

Miki Willa said...

I love this. Using the black and white for the skyscrapers make the beach shack pop beautifully. You can have so much fun quilting texture in the sand. Before you take the ocean off and replace it with made fabric, audition it. I think the horizontal ocean works really well against the made fabric skyscrapers and the wonderful shack. I like what knitnkwilt suggested about quilting the ocean as well as the beach. What fun! Have a great trip.

Carol E. said...
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Carol E. said...

I goofed in my previous comment, so I deleted it. Just want to say: I love your piece!!!