At the moment, I am working on a art quilt which I am planning to exhibit later this year. My love of quilting extends to owning a number of vintage quilts that I like to look at now and again. I especially love hand quilting despite it being time consuming and completely uneconomical but sometimes you need to make purely for your own pleasure and that's what I'm doing now!
The quilt is based on renaissance maps and particularly Copernicus' map of the solar system with a bit of modern elements appearing too. A visit to the V&A museum looking at the magnificent tapestries held there also played a part of the inspiration.
|Cotton dyed with 50 teabags!|
|Close up detail of the ISS. Applique and machine embroidery.|
|Machine embroidering the central piece.|
|Starting to hand stitch gold thread round the sun.|