Monday, 20 January 2014

Journal Quilts 2014 - January

New Year, new challenge.. this time the one-a-month Journal quilt challenge by the Contemporary Group have to be 8" square. They also have to have a line travelling across from one side to another. I took a series of photographs in the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts recently of ancient faces so this will be my theme.
January Journal 2014
The first is a clay face that was reduced to merely a nose, and a crack across the clay where eyes might have been. The very minimalistic pared down design attracted me. Some of the faces have lots of detail, hair and earrings even but this seemed a good place to start.
The background is a commercial batik, screen printed with a text-like pattern to represent human marks. the face is appliqued and stitch added.

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Thank you. Heather