So I mentioned I was taking a brief intermission from working on the Cafe. I’m planning on getting back to that on Monday so don’t fear! :biggrin: Anyway I wanted to give you an glimpse of what I’m doing now: I’m working on the Dorm Room diorama/ roomset. What? What am I talking about? LOL! Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut…..
What if I could do the “Dorm Room” on the Small Living Room base (aka the Friday Monologue room) ? I’d use the wall with the door in it (after all it’s a dorm so who cares too much about that?) So I decided what the hell? I’ve got the walls handy (I just need to give them a couple coats of paint & some skirting boards) toss the beds in and a barbie desk (and wardrobes) and there it is! Ready to go!
The great thing about this is that if I’m careful & tweak things just right–I might actually be able to start proper episodes & photostories for the Quinlan Chronicles.
- I’ll have the local cafe
- A student Dorm room
- Maybe a student Lounge if I decide to use the Small Living Room set as that (and I don’t see why I couldnt??)
Then really–at least as far as the student stuff goes—I’ve got just about everything I need! (Ok not everything but a lot!) and I can use the same base & part of the walls from August’s Living Room set for a student classroom if I decide I need to do some of those shots in the psys!
Ok so anyway, I was taking a break right???
I saw a thing called a ticker tape quilt. There’s an awesome tutorial that made me feel it was doable: SewMamaSew . So I wanted to try to make one. I’m not all that good at quilting (up to now I’d never even completed a quilt) so seeing one that made me feel like “hey, I can probably do that!” was nifty. So I got to work on it–after all if I was going to make a dorm room (for multiple people) different bed treatments would be needed etc.
This is how it sort of started out:
I was lucky that the rolls of scraps I’d gotten last time at the fabric shop had a LOT of small prints. It helped make the quilt seem a little more in scale than it would otherwise have done.
After all the sewing (and sorry they’re small but they’re still pain in the ass things to sew) I washed it roughly a couple of times in very hot water. I wanted to get the patch pieces to fray (I wasn’t sure if they would since I’d prewashed everything before hand) and I wanted the base of the quilt (white) to have that kind of rumpled/used look that they get. (I’m not sure how well you can see that in the pics)
I know, not a lot to look at and not really a palette that I would have chosen… Which led me to wonder which of the students it would be meant for?
Yeah. Looks like Eff has claimed it!
Anyway that’s what I was working on the last two days. Overall I’m happy with it and I learned as I went along which is good. I doubt I’ll ever be a “quilter” since it’s so fussy & nit picky (and part of the reason I liked this kind of quilt was that it seemed to be less-so than usual).