Well, some weeks ago we revealed our new quilts on Latitudequilts. Our theme was «The sound of Silence», and my contribution was «Silence in a Heartbeat». It is based on the experience of what happens when you enter a «dead room», a room where no sound exist at all. Then you start to hear your own heartbeat, and the rush of blood in your veins. I decided to use music notation to express silence, the sound-wave to represent the heartbeat, and the echo-quilting represent the blood in the veins:
Today is reveal-day for Latitudequilts, and here are my little quilt:
I had to go far back to find my memory, from my early childhood. We had a cabin back then, out of the city, with a garden full of flowers and berry-bushes, which my grandmother planted in the 1930s. There also were a lake near by, where we used to go bathing with our row-boat. I decided to go abstract, seeing the flowers in the front, and an overview with lake and forrest in the background, as if seen from above.
Mono-printed and painted calico, freehand-quilted and hand-embroidered.