Carol's Quilting Adventures

29. Sep, 2021

Parts of this quilt hung on my design board for nearly two years. I had played around with inktense pencils when I first got them and that was the figurative detail and then I had purchased a tool at a craft show that helped with the graphic circular patchwork design and then there it sat. Over the most recent lockdown I decided I needed to complete this piece and so I worked at it. I darkened parts of the background in the pictorial parts and added the black borders - what a difference the borders made. I don't make these sorts of pieces these days but it was something that I wanted to ger done. Reasonably happy now with the final result

29. Sep, 2021

Gyotaku large fish, painted background free machine stitched. In close up there are little bead anemones on the challenge reef fabric. The colours look a lot more subdued here than the quilt in reality

27. Jul, 2021

The textural impact of the quilting on this quilt has really changed it and brought the quilt to "life. I Still have the background to quilt but I think after lots of problems in the making and several years sitting in the UFO pile I think I will get this finished. I began this quilt when I was looking after Tamara, Tahi and Trey when Kim and Sam had gone to Indonesia on business and that is a very long time ago. The kids have grown up and are now semi-independent so it would be good to get this one done and dusted.

3. May, 2021

For Eons Ranginui and Papatuanuku lay in the dark in each other's close embrace. Their children of whom there were many< were confined to the spaces between them. The children became frustrated with their confinement, Tane )god of the Forest) decide to separate his parents and give more space for him and his siblings. Like a giant tree he forced Ranginui upward into the firmament. Tawhirimatea (god of wind and storms) angrily raced into the sky to be with his father. Tane looked down and saw his mother's nakedness and covered her with all manner of vegetation.
This is an abstracted interpretation using recycled and repurposed materials such as tea bags, foil coffee packets and cheese cloth. You can see the stages of the creation of this piece on my blog

30. Mar, 2021

I love to push my materials as far as I can and this is no exception. Some of the teabags have been dipped in ferrous sulphate to darken them and a range of momogamied papers and burnt teabag detritus litter the forest floor in this piece. anyone from Te Kuiti might notice the paper carry bag from the pharmacy that has been incorporated into the design. The whole is encased in tulle and extensively free machine quilted in a leaf design. Again this piece will be on display at the Waitomo Society of Arts display 9 and 10th April