Doesn’t it feel good to get the last stitch into a multi stitched piece? This quilt seems to have been going on Forever…I decided to stitch +++ on top of the beautiful shibori pattern to try to show the rhythms of the meadow grasses. I wanted contrast of form and shape and texture. Stitching really adds gorgeous texture to things, I’d love to see folk doing more of it.
Ferrybridge is a well known site in England but I had never before seen it from the train. I loved the way that the fact that I was moving when I took the picture below slightly blurred the grasses and I thought the shibori pattern would be one way to capture that movement.
I’ve been inspired by these cooling towers before; the previous quilt I made about them, though, was from a very different viewpoint.
It’s fun to revisit ideas with a different idea in mind. In the older quilt I was thinking about the towers as part of a total urban scene – the sort of image I grew up with – industrial buildings mixed in with much older buildings, factories mixed with dwellings. In the newer quilt I’m much more concerned about industry versus the natural environment.
Which one d’you like the best?
Ferrybridge (the older one) is 60” square,
Electric Fields (the green one) is 45”w, 34”h.
Do send your comments!!! I’d send you a postcard of Electric Fields if they had printed it in the right colours! However, they have promised a reprinting…so let me know if you’d like one when I get them!
If you have been, thanks for reading! Elizabeth