Bricks, Boards, and Window Panes
20" x 29"
machine pieced and quilted
The central part of the photograph is geometric shapes and lines, all of them accessible through traditional piecing. So I thought I'd give that a try, ignoring the flowers, and stylizing rather than trying for realism. The bricks were fun, just slightly uneven strip piecing, and of course the door was a cinch. I'm suppressing the memory of the window.
I chose the green border to suggest the foliage surrounding the door, and kept the quilting minimal so that the loft of the batting would give depth.
The starkness of this seems a long way from the rich detail of the photo, but once I started down the very plain, geometric road, any additional detail like embellishment or realistic quilting seemed wrong. I'm left with something that doesn't really please me.