Monday, October 01, 2007

The Cicada House

My inspiration for the theme of this house came from an experience I had this summer.
The house is finished. It is 22 1/2" tall, 9" wide and 4" deep.
To construct it I made one inch wide strips with fusible web on the back. I used left over strips from my last painted project for the outside strips and I used the dark blue cotton matching the back side for inside. I fused a strip on the back first and then fused a strip on the outside while bending the edge to create a bent corner. Then I stitched along the edges. I added strips of metal to the roof, that had to be sewn on pretty early in the construction. Once the whole body of the house was put together, I bent the metal along the roof edges and used E600 to glue the top of the house to the metal edging.



The last thing I want to do is make a metal edge for the bottom of the house to finish it off.

15 comments:

  1. WOW! That turned out SO cool...I LOVE the paint job...and your style of painting....Bella Bella!!
    Cheers,
    ~The Bella Modiste~

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  2. Beautiful, beautiful!

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  3. kristin L1:50 AM

    It turned out really nice. My favorite part is being able to see teh cicadas on the inside -- it's a wonderful surprise.

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  4. Gorgeous! I adore it.

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  5. this is totally smurfy!
    oxooo

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  6. Anonymous2:08 PM

    Jaw droppingly fabulous.....Love the metal detail....!

    susan

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  7. What a wonderful idea! The painting looks beautiful (like ever). I think that to develop the "flat" picture into a 3-D-project was a great solution. The metalic effects and also the painting of the cicadas are a real "eye-catcher".
    I admire your style and your creations and read your blog very often. Wonderful!

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  8. thanks, I have to say this was a fun departure from working flat (quilt) i really want to do more structures now. I like taking quilt elements and bringing them into some new hybrid form of art.

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  9. Judy one of my local guilds had done a "Quilt outside the box" challenge and I saw the quilts hanging in the local library. Nice. But not not as "outside" as I would have expected. Your box is exactly what I was expecting to see. Thank you for sharing it!

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  10. This turned out wonderfully! I can't imagine that is was an easy task sewing it together. The metal details are perfect and so 'you'.Taking the quilt into another dimension.

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  11. Anonymous8:16 AM

    Judy,
    I just love your piece and I hope to see it in person one day. Just fabooo.

    Trish Williams

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  12. hi your blog's amazing. How did you get the header pic from the template? Did you write your own css code? Where can I find them?
    Thanks

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  13. Hi blind spot, thanks, I wrote a post a while back on redesigning my blog that may be able to answer your question, it is in the august archive. I did it a couple months ago with my daughter and am feeling forgetful and tired at the moment to give you a clear answer. so I am sending you here.

    http://judyperez.blogspot.com/2007/08/blog-resdesign.html

    the link to where we found the template design is at the bottom of my blog page.

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  14. Just found your blog.Love your work!

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  15. Rayna G. is looking for examples for a slide show about turning those pieces that just don't work into something that does. I bet she would love to include this one.

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