Friday, 30 January 2015

Not Waving But Drowning

I have finished my first quiltlet for the Contemporary Quilt Group Challenge, eleven to go!  I enjoyed making the piece, finding the mediative process not dissimilar to working on prayer flags.

Here it is, photographed outside in the glorious sunshine (although the temperature is below freezing):
I also took a couple of photos of some of the detail:

Here is part of my statement which accompanies the quilt:

Not waving … but drowning

The first in a series of journal quilts inspired by the mood of each month reflected as a seascape, “Not waving … but drowning” is my response to January 2015 which was...a predominantly grey time.
The 12” x 6” quilt is made of commercially produced fabrics from my stash ...  The fabrics were machine pieced and then quilted with hand embroidery in cotton sashiko thread and variegated cotton perlé. The text is handwritten with permanent ink.


  1. marvelous start, can't wait to see the next 11.

  2. Lovely quilt, Lis. Looking forward to the rest of the year.

  3. You have a good mix of machine and hand sewing, text and structure.
    I am sure the other eleven will be equally enjoyable to make.

  4. Fantastic first piece. I congratulate you on your discipline. Loving the combination of machine and hand. Wouldn't it e wonderful to only use stash fabrics.

  5. Great fabric choices and I really like the hand stitching

  6. I was too far out all my life, not waving but drowning

  7. Fabulous, Lis! Well done for embarking on a monthly project!


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