Good grief, two posts in one day.
Well… I just finished ‘Lightness of Being’ today, having started it quite a while ago, and I’ve also got a few little circles stacked up as well – the blog is not quite keeping pace with the rate of production!
The construction for this quilt happened in various stages. The background was made from woven strips layered onto a linen backing, with scraps of fabric laid on the surface. The whole thing was then covered with cotton muslin before quilting.
This piece owes a debt to Kazimir Malevich’s ‘White on White’: I was aiming for a kind of weightlessness with the placing of the patchwork square within the frame. Part of the ‘Peace’ series – and I have a bit more to say about that, maybe next week – I wanted it to have the impression of floating in space. I added a running stitch circle around the square for a little stability, as well as for consistency with the rest of the series.