Thursday, November 8, 2018


I am excited about today.  This is my third time joining in on this blog hop.  It is always fun to go and search the internet for ideas.

Thank you Alida for hosting this blog hop and for allowing me to join you.

We are to take a traditional piece, it can be anything from architecture, paintings, sculptures etc., then make it with fabric.

We were to chose one color

I chose this Pantheon in Rome, this painting was by Giovanni Paolo Panini

Interior of the Pantheon, Rome

I was mostly fascinated with the ceiling.

Image result for Pantheon pictures

This was definitely what I wanted to do but, as always, a lot of thinking.  I at one point decided not to do this and went looking for another piece.

Then as I was thinking about this piece, it dawned on me, it doesn't have to be exactly like the painting.  The painting is a form of inspiration.  So that being said, I went looking for fabrics.

I came across this "Check It Out" fabric by Island Batik and I just knew right then that that was it.

Of course, the Aurifil thread that matches.  It  doesn't look like it in this picture but it does.

Then a wedge ruler that I have never used.  Have had it forever....

You know that one thing that you just have to have but it just sits unused.

When you add all those together you get this!

This is plain, simple but I love the fact that it looks so pretty on my island in my kitchen.

Here is the schedule for the week, if you have not been by their blogs, please go.  These are some of the most talented people I know.

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Friday, November 9th, 2018


Gene Black said...

I love the way the checked fabrics worked out with the wedge ruler. It is great that you captured the feel of that ceiling without duplicating it.

Marie said...

Oh Barb, I love your adventure and you always come up with great things and this is very pretty. Hope all is good in your home, Hugs, Marie

Tami Von Zalez said...

That is great fabric! Sometimes I like to do pieces where just the fabric shines.

Sheila said...

Awesome job on your interpretation of this painting . I own one of those rulers too and as of yet has never been used 😊

Needled Mom said...

I love the depth that this piece has, Barb. It really looks like a dome.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Barb, what a great idea! I really like the texture of the ceiling and with the quilting and the fabric, you did a great job.

Kathleen said...

Perfect use of check it out! Love the way you interprete the ceiling with it. Sometimes simple is the best way to interpret.

piecefulwendy said...

I love it! I have those tools in my quilt room as well, that have been sitting there, waiting for their "aha" moment! Your quilt is perfect, and captures the ceiling idea so well!

Melva said...

I think you nailed it. Finding THE perfect fabric always helps. Nice job. Thanks for sharing :) Melvalovesscraps at nolanqualitycustoms dot com

AlidaP said...

You just picked the perfect design to feature that fabric. Such an interesting project, with an interesting shape and beautiful finish!! Very inspirational!! Thanks for being part of the blog hop!!!