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.