Saturday, February 11, 2006

No added misery required

Now that I'm not going to be able to enter my latest works in the Otago P&Q Show, I can reveal them to the world. Entries had to be inspired by items in collections in the Otago Museum. Here's "Eclipse 1", which was inspired by Pacific island tortoiseshell ornaments. It's still pinned and unquilted at this stage. I really like the way this has come out. It's square, it's just the photo that's on a bit of an angle.

Thanks to everyone who has wished me a speedy recovery. The ankle is healing but I've had a couple of other hiccups that I won't go into - suffice to say that they've made me miserable at a time when no added misery is needed.


Charleen said...

It's really beautiful, Shirley. Could you describe your methods a bit?

Here's hoping your "hiccups" are soon over and you can have a uneventful recovery.

Shirley Goodwin said...

Hi Charleen,

This is the first quilt I've made using fusing alone - there is no sewing in this piece. The green and reddish squares are fused onto a background, overlapping very slightly. The small squares and circles are fused on top of those. The ornaments were drawn from photographs and cut out very carefully. I think I will make a series of these.

Webfrau said...

This looks fabulous Shirley. Great colours. I look forward to seeing how you finish it off.
Hope you're feeling better soon.

Rayna said...

Shirley, this is GORGEOUS!!! I can see how a series would be a great idea. Something to keep you busy while your poor foot heals. Hugs and a speedy journey back on your feet!