Chris Staver – Old Cellar Door
What came to mind when I first thought about the theme of texture was an old wooden door. I have been fascinated by old doors, windows, and buildings for quite a while now.
I picked a Stonehenge fabric for the door and a reddish fabric for the rusted iron lock. I used oil pastels to shade the lock as well as creating shadows on the door below the lock. The rusting lock creates dark streaks of iron oxide on the wood below the lock so I added those with the oil pastels. This is the first time I used oil pastels on a quilt and I found them very useful in this project. I also used some Fabrico markers for the cracks in the wood as well as the space between the wood planks. The door was quilted with a variegated cotton thread with browns and green in it.