So technically I am living in Virginia Beach, Virginia... but this challenge really left a lot of options open for me (lucky me!).
a) I am actually FROM NJ ... but I wasn't really inspired by my old town (sorry Jersey!
b) If you know the VB area, you know we're actually part of an area called Hampton Roads so we have 7 cities that we're part of and really could use
c) We're located so close to North Carolina, we might as well be in North Carolina.
I went with option c, but not really for the locality. I love the lighthouses that are in the area. There are some right in the city here, but the one I find my self most attracted to is the Cape Hatteras, NC
lighthouse. It's a black and white striped lighthouse that actually had to be moved a few years ago because of beach erosion. It was successfully moved and protected from the beach it had been on since the late 1800's!
The lighthouse was actually built in Virginia and brought to North Carolina in the 1800's, so again it does tie the history of both states together.
If you want to read more about the history of this beautiful piece of art please visit this website
And now onto my entry!
It measures approx 11in x 16in
I got a new sewing machine the other day and this is my first project on it (very pleased with the machine, by the way!)
I started by copying a picture of the lighthouse I found online, here is my drawing:
Here is my completed project. It's an appliquéd/quilted wallhanging. There is a blue polka-dotted ribbon threaded through the top to hang it but I accidentally cut it out of the picture lol
A close up to show that I actually layer the background fabrics because I wanted it to be funky and modern looking, not like a hokey "bathroom decor" lighthouse wallhanging. The front fabric is sheer and sparkley blue flower fabric. The fabric behind it is blue leopard print (thanks alwaysinmyroom!!)
I have to say I love the way it came out... this is one of the few times my project came out exactly how I pictured it! Now I just need to get a hang of the speed of my new machine and I'll be set! I'd love to hear what everyone thinks!