I can't take any credit for designing this wall hanging.
I've adapted it from Tyler Dumas' artwork used in Disney Parks merchandise this spring.
He was inspired by Disney Legend Mary Blair and said to Disney Parks blog Steven Miller:
“The poster was inspired by [Mary Blair's] beautiful use of color and geometric shapes,” explained Tyler. “I thought it would be interesting if the castle was constructed out of children’s wood building blocks. Some blocks develop a worn feel after years of play, so you have the bright colors with the texture of the wood coming through.
I've always loved Mary Blair's style and Tyler's poster screamed QUILT! to me - and even more precisely Modern style quilt wall hanging.
This weekend I completed the basic piecing - using the fused to interfacing technique similar to the one found here. The individual blocks were simple squares or half-square triangle assemblies. The turrets I paper pieced (first time with that technique!)
Now I have some fiddly bits to do, applique-ing the turret flags, clock circle, and entrance doorway.
Then comes a bit of decision making...
- do I add the text or not (and how?)
- do I add the year or not (I'd stitch this freehand)
- what quilting should I do (I'm leaning to vertical lines only)
Regardless, I'm pleased to progress so quickly on this and LOVE my fabric choices with a bit of texture to them.
Right, now off to update my project ticker!
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