This is a huge milestone for me! The wall has been under construction for a little over a year. I grouted this section Sunday and Monday and it means that it's officially 2/3 complete. I am beyond excited to have this done. Working around the radon pipe has been a pain at every step of the way and I'm glad to be past it.
I know you've seen all these blocks before but grouting does make a huge difference in how they look. So please bear with me while I revisit some of my favorites.
The sunflower is my newest block and one of my favorites of the whole wall. The one on the right with the mirror is my tribute to Isaiah Zagar. I learned mosaic in one of his weekend workshops and one of his trademarks is his use of mirror. The fish block features some fish that I made in my glass kiln and their lake is from my friend's bathroom remodel project.
At the top of the wall I had to work around the power and drainage lines for the HVAC units so I made a cat peeking out behind the pipes. The cat needed something to look at so I added some cardinals in a dogwood tree, representing the state bird and flower of Virginia. The weird blue block that no one guesses is the Virgo constellation because Chris and I are both Virgos. That alone proves that astrology is bunk because 2 Virgos shouldn't be able to get along living together for 27 years!
This one is another personal block. Chris was in the Navy and received a plaque with every tour that he did. We never hung any of them on the wall so I felt I owed him at least one. He was stationed at DESRON 32 when we married. The stripes represent his rank of Lieutenant at that time. The "V" block below it was my begrudging gift to him to represent his alma mater, UVA.
I just like this one because I think it's cute. I made the fused glass flower tiles and then put together a vase for them.
Now it's time to move to the other side of the wall to finish it off. First we have to move (and rebuild) the batting rack so it might be a week or so before I get back to it.
I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.
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