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His Veins Run Blue | by AllThingsBelle
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His Veins Run Blue

I'm Jennifer Rodriguez and I'm art quilting in West Jordan, Utah.

 

My piece, "His Veins Run Blue", is inspired by my husband. and of course our theme the hardware store. It is a mini art quilt - 6.5" x 7.5"

 

When I visited the store for inspiration, I thought about how the only times I go to Lowe's or Home Depot is when my husband needs something. More than half the week he is a white collar electrical engineer, but if he had it his way everyday his hands would be dirty from a blue collar job.

 

The items I was inspired by were the blades (the silver points on the quilt), the denim (the Wrangler emblem), and red bandannas.

 

I did the white frame to symbolize the white collar that boxes in my husband while the blue collar elements are trying to sneak out.

 

I embellished with lots of topstitching - similar to what you would see on shirts and jeans - including using my serger.

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Taken on February 27, 2011