Friday, 8 February 2013

Mapping - Neighbourhood

As I said yesterday, I am starting the Journal Quilts for the Contemporary Quilt group. I am doing the theme of maps.

The first one is of my neighbourhood. I decided to use a technique I have used a few times before in my work. Making marks on fabric with a soldering iron. Or in other words, using a soldering iron like a woodburning tool, only it is a fabric burning tool.

There are some more woods to put at the bottom, and finding a way to differentiate some of the things like the lakes and important buildings. I also need a better way of labelling because you can't really read the letters. I will probably do a key of some sort on the left side.
Some of the things on here are things important to me over the years, but are no longer there. For instance, I plan to depict the Cedar Trees in some way. I have a theory that they were planted in a pattern in the 18th Century when the area was the grounds of South Hill Park Estate. Besides the one on my road that broke a few years ago, there was also one on Liscombe (where we used to live!) that came down in the storm of Spring 88, which followed damage during the 'not a hurricane' storm of October 87.

I am linking to Off the Wall Friday at Nina-Marie's.


Karen S Musgrave said...

I love maps and love what you are doing!

365 Dresses said...

I love the idea of map quilts! I've never thought of using a soldering iron on fabric, but you can bet I'm going to try it!

Beverly said...

Oh, this is wonderful. And I do hope you post more about using the soldering iron on fabric- I love the effect you got.