Sunday, January 15, 2012

Lighthouse in South Haven - Project Quilting - Season 3

Well, I jumped into Project Quilting again. I wasn't planning on it, but I was struck by inspiration for the first challenge. Here are the rules for this first project:

Architectual Elements

*Your inspiration will come from architecture. 
*Be sure to include a photo or description of the architectural element(s) that inspired you.
*Your project can be any size or shape.
*Please remember that these projects need to be created during the week of the challenge.



My inspiration was the lighthouse and the black steel bars that run the course of the pier.

Here's what I came up with:






  I wanted this to be a bit more 3D, with more shading and such but needed to get the project in in time. My favorite part is the shading I did on the pier. I used a brown color pencil to do this bit. I also used a white color pencil to add a bit of shading to the bars and the lighthouse. This piece measures 10 X 16 inches.

8 comments:

Kathleen said...

Love it!

♥Duff said...

Oh Karen, your quilt is extraordinary! I think the shading gives the pier more depth and beauty than the photo of the original could ever portray. A real winner!!

Sarah said...

This is fantastic!! I hope we get to see it in person!

Sue R. said...

You nailed it, friend! Good luck! You gots the skills!

Col said...

Ohh! It makes me feel like I am there!

Jean said...

I hope you put this up in your studio. I know how much you love that place...

Anonymous said...

Such a familiar site, BEAUTIFUL!!! Cyndy

Anonymous said...

Excellent, Karen! Great perspective. You sure nailed it.