I've finished 3 quilts in the past couple of days.
2 journal quilts… called 'conversations in thread' and a Woven Watercolor portrait.
What was the inspiration?
Well for this first quilt, I came upon these ladies, deep in conversation at the QAGoMA , Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane.
I wonder what they were talking about?
I wonder what they think about the corrugated iron installation as an art piece.?
The ladies are silhouetted in raw edge applique. The corrugated iron is quilted to add texture.
We had a wonderful lunch in the Japanese restaurant and we talked a million miles an hour catching up on all the news of the past year.
The phone rang, it was my daughter who was worried I might be in the city. "There's a gunman loose" she said. Indeed we looked out of the window to see the police had cordoned of the road and the reports were that some guy had gone troppo in the mall just walking distance from us.
Carolyn and Di feigned fear, but then their phones began ringing, with concerned friends and relatives telling the same story.
We had an amazing vantage point, we were quite safe, it was serious, but our demeanor as friends doesn't allow that sort of distraction and we continued our conversation and meal.
I used the same white Ikea linen panels for this quilt.
However, I need to expand and do more 'free' pieces of textile art.
So here they are for what its worth.