Monday, February 17, 2014

Willa's Play






42 Years and Counting!

My husband's ears perked up when he heard about this challenge, so I decided to make this heart for him.  He loves green; I love purple, so I made the fabric/heart.  The heart looked pretty plain so I sliced the heart/background fabric, and attached the cream fabric to the black with a gold zigzag.  The re-positioned heart represents us as we have changed over the years.  I also ended up with a little pocket with a frayed edge, again a nod to the years.  I added the trinket for the pocket, but still wanted more fun.  So I made the chains of hearts on the heart.   I also added batting behind the heart and stitched around the heart with a transparent thread to puff out the heart.

I talked with my LQS owner who suggested mounting it on a stretched canvas that would stand when I said we already had so much stuff for our walls.  Unfortunately the canvas isn't deep enough to stand independently.  Wonderful husband suggests we hang it like a picture. ~ Willa D.

7 comments:

Beryl said...

Love the colours & the way you have slashed the heart & made it crazy. Just thought of a title for it. "Crazy for your love"

JaneB said...

Love everything about this project. Maybe a little weight at the bottom of the frame would help it to stand up.

Willa said...

Thanks for both suggestions!

roccagal said...

adorable-luv the quilt and the story!

sheila 77 said...

I do like your split, offset heart and your fabric choices are terrific.

Andrea said...

I love this - the fabrics, the off-set of the piecing, the embellishments!

jodydeschenes said...

Willa, I love your process and that your husband was involved - love the 'wear' representing your years, & love that your hub wants it hanging on the wall...what a great story for a little piece of art (: