Enjoy with me my journey through retirement while I dabble here and there with my love of textiles, family, environment, friends, and all the little extras that come along.
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Thursday, December 16, 2010
I had forgotten about this one..
When searching through all my photo files on the computer looking for a specific photo of a specific quilt I came across this little one. I had forgotten I made it. Duh. It is a little 12"x10" quilt made for one the challenges for a little art group I used to belong to. I have forgotten exactly what the theme was but looking at my notes (which I have kept with the quilt - wasn't that clever of me!!) it had to do with links or linking.
My background was a piece of furnishing material which is quite heavily stitched with different threads and gives it lovely texture. I then overprinted with a simple edged square stamp (you can see one in the middle with the star button). I then added three triangles in four blocks around the centre star to represent my three boys, and the fact that we had moved 4 times in our lives. I couched some copper wire joining the triangles with each other and then towards the centre star which is the hub and centre of our world - our home. I couched some woollen thread for the border and used a wooden toggle to hang it with.
On the left of the little quitlet are symbols representing where we have lived - in the hills just outside Melbourne with very very tall gum tress and then we came to Anglesea and the sea.
I thought this little quilt was lost when I had to pack up my sewing room towards the end of last year, for the painters to come in. By the way, I still haven't found what I was looking for.....maybe it is in that 'safe place' we all have.!!