Inspiration Song & Lyrics
Why can’t you want me like the other boys do?
They stare at me while I stare at you
It’s true I crave you
Uncomfortable in My Own Skin: Reclamation Project II
Empty belly ache
Ignore the yearning hunger
I started out this mini with a tape measure and a mirror. I took measurements of my body up and down my torso to create a silhouette. When I cut out the background (Kona Bone), I up-sized the measurements by a half inch to account for shrinkage that might happen from quilting.
For the letters, I found a font called “Glass Houses” that had the perfect edgy, scratchy feeling that I wanted. The letters are cut out of Interweave Chambray in Berry (Robert Kaufman), they are 5-inches tall, and they are fused down to the background using Pellon 805.
I have not always had the healthiest relationships. I have not always had the healthiest relationship with food. I am guilty of occasionally stuffing my emotions.
To portray the sharpness and rawness associated with these memories and ideas, I continued the jagged pattern from the lettering out into the negative space of the quilt using my walking foot. Within the borders of the boundaries and by the letters, I quilted very densely.
The dense quilting and quilting outlines around the letter allowed the letters to puff out and pop away from the surface.
- Background and Backing: Kona Bone
- Letters and Binding: Interweave Chambray in Berry (Robert Kaufman)
- 50wt Aurifil #2000 (light sand)
- 21.5-inches long
- 15.5-inches at widest