We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Just in time

This has been crazy! Many things have happened and it's a miracle that I got quilt nr.5 done before tomorrow's deadline, or should I say the absolute extended deadline! When I made my first quilt for Voyageart, I got my inspiration from my love of stones and rocks and their absence in my current surroundings. I had no idea then that before the end of the year we would have bought a plot of land in South Africa where rocks and mountains are the main features of the landscape!  

I went back to my first image and played around  with a piece of batik which I did a while back. I divivded the surface with the navy blue and lime green strips and machine embroidered the larger rocks. I then created a shadowy zebra-like image and overlayed with stenciled smaller stones, which I machine embroidered as well. And that's it : my 5th quilt.


  1. Just love the colours in this,Laura and would like to see a bigger close up picture to really appreciate all the stitching.Shows how life can follow art sometimes! Good luck with your new property. We have family in Jo'burg but have never visited....yet!

  2. Well done Laura. I thought I was the last to submit no 5! Seems I'm not - you've made me feel better. It looks wonderful - and as Elaine says would be lovely to see a close-up to appreciate the stitching etc.