Despite intentions to the contrary I am only just starting to get to grips with making a quilt, or maybe two, for this year's Festival of Quilts. As well as entering for the main Festival I am thinking of joining in with a display of quilts by Contemporary Quilt Group members on a theme of 'Horizon', assuming my effort is accepted. The Horizon quilts will be displayed in the food court area so will have a large audience.
Horizon can be interpreted in many ways, from the literal horizon to geological strata. At the moment I am toying with a particular idea and am revisiting a previous challenge for inspiration. Do you remember this?
My thoughts are running along the lines of layered sheers to make a very light piece. I am going to be constrained by the requirement to have a minimum of two layers held together with stitch but I am hoping to find a way to keep everything floaty.
Today I have been playing with some monoprinting and stamping on some of the fabric I intend to use:
I should really have been working outside in my studio but it's in a state of disarray so I took over the kitchen.
Not long after it looked like this
The piece of styrofoam at the top of the picture is my favourite toy. I picked it up on the seafront where seagulls had been pecking at ti and had wonderfully distressed the surface.
These silicon pastry brushes made some wonderful marks and I can see them becoming a popular tool too.
So far I've worked in black and white but there will soon be colour. Some of the photos above have the drop cloth underneath showing through and that is going to become some lovely pages for my sketchbook.
I am aiming to work in the style of Pojagi when I assemble the quilt so I just hope I have time to get it all done. I have another idea for my entry for the FOQ itself and will need to get cracking with that very soon too. Maybe I should give up sleeping........