51cm x 149cm
Inspired by the beautifully manicured Betula Pendula trees growing in Bletchley Park, UK.
Hand-dyed cotton with bonded mosaic fabrics.
Hand embellished. Free motion machine quilted.
Enigma : exhibition by Contemporary Expressions at the QGBI Bletchley Park Quilt show 2012
I want to explore new techniques with this quilt - mosaics and quilting text. Bother were effective contributors to one of my favourite quilts. Each of these tree motifs were ‘wrapped’ in a well known phrase or proverb about trees. The quilting lines echoed the curves of the Betula Pendula trees to keep the movement flowing.