The above photos are from my City & Guilds in Patchwork and Quilting level 3. The assessment requires that I design a quilt, wall hanging, container or an accessory from a design source of my choice, using any techniques and materials that are appropriate.
I had decided to make another wall hanging with a traditional feel to it, with that in mind I chose my starting point; the window tracery from the Park View Square building in Singapore, from there I moved on to looking at the lead lights in the windows at Mont St Michel in France. I created patchwork blocks from some of these window patterns and possible quilting patterns from others. Working with my design programme EQ7 I took these patchwork blocks and arranged and re-arranged them within a long narrow quilt shape, which reflects the shape of the windows in Mont St Michel. The dimensions for my wall hanging are 21” by 60”, the space I have to hang this quilt is next to a stained glass/leaded light arched window on the stairs of my home.
I had intended to dye the fabric myself but have to re think this as I have a bad dose of bronchitis at the moment (again!) The colours for the fabrics have come from one of my flower photos which I have manipulated in Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 and Photoshop elements.
Now to set to and complete the project – I have set myself the a time frame of the end of May to have the hanging finished and up on the wall, I’ll let you know how I get on.