Starting with a photograph I used fabric and stitching to render my quilted homes.
This is the first photo I had of my home, taken right before our purchase. Shortly after the inspirational barn quilt I made for my neighbor I decided to commemorate this moment in fabric.
My original pieces lacked the depth I would soon learn to create with the addition of details and attention to shadowing.
After advertising my work on Etsy I created many pieces on commission - always challenging myself, paying particular attention to the any details the homeowner wanted accented.
The emphasis of the detailing in the clapboards and trim kept this white on white home from getting lost in the snowy background.
Equally challenging was this very large, very grey museum. Using a photo that accentuated the shadows and adding the red flowers in the foreground helped me add depth to a much beloved building.
For this piece, the client wanted to include her flowers, even though the original photograph was taken in the winter. Armed with a list of flowers and their approximate location, I was able to recreate this home in the springtime setting the owner wanted