Sunday, September 21, 2008


Arabesque can mean either a geometric pattern or a swirly "S" shape. This was the theme of the quilts created by Filament which are being hung in St Vincents Hospital gallery corridor next week. They will stay there for a month, Here are photos of my pieces. They are machine pieced, hand and machine quilted, hand embellished and red and yellow quilt has a little paint on it. The yellow stars are raw edged appliqued as are the blue circles.

Both quilts are a play with tile patterns anfd the secondary patterns which are revealed when certian apsects are high lighted.

For want of anything better I called this Arabesque Red. The star patterns is very clear and, sadly, overshadows the tree of life I have machine drawn over the square red and yellow tiles.
The other quilt which is detailed above is called Arabesque Blue.

Now I have done these I will put all the patterns I collected on the back burner so to speak and let them peculate away. After a month or two of stitching these I am heading back to working on sea shells.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

still looking at sea shells

This wonderful image is from the site created by Des Beechley, Senior Fellow at the Australian Museum. There is a fantastic collection of photos and information about sea shells of New South Wales. I have added a link here and on my "other links".

I am still working on sea shells (or bones of the sea) as an idea for some embroideries and art quilts.

Not quite a self portrait

Not quite a self portrait
small 8' quiltlet with embroidered hair

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