Dimensions: 36" x 24"
Fabric pieces: 1269
In this alternate steampunk reality, Faith loves bungee-jumping off the side of her airship, accompanied by Bubo, her pet mechanical owl. It takes a very unique perspective on life to think falling through the sky with only a thin tether between her and death is fun! This quilt depicts the fisheye photo Faith took on her latest jump to test her brand-new camera and selfie stick.
This is the first fabric picture or quilt I've ever created that has not used a "traditional" camera view. "Steampunk Selfie" was designed specifically for the SAQA Florida "Perspectives" show, and I wanted to have a fisheye visual effect as a literal interpretation of the show theme.
Another fun fact: Even though this quilt is not the first steampunk-themed quilt I've made, it IS the reason I'm making steampunk quilts at all. My original idea was to quilt a traditional bungee jumper falling from a bridge, but it just felt too ... mundane. I was trying to figure out a way to make it more exciting/unusual/"out there", and my mom suggested I make Faith a steampunk bungee jumper. I have been coming up with steampunk quilt ideas ever since!
"Steampunk Selfie" was juried into the "Perspectives" show, and will be on display in Tallahassee through the end of August 2019. It was also juried into a SAQA Global show, "Aloft!", and will be on tour until Jan 2024.
If you'd like to read more or see some process photos, please see this blog post.