|Completed cotbed quilt|
|Completed quilt with the cushion|
|View of the quilting on the reverse of the cotbed quilt|
|Closeup showing the crochet edge|
The pieces started as a Chinese Whispers challenge. Such fun. The idea is that each person taking part finds a photograph. This photo is not to be shared with anyone taking part. This is my photo. It was taken during a visit to Hong Kong back in 1998. The dragon carving was one of a pair of temple lantern holders.
I next made a textile piece, A5 size (8.25" x 5.75") based on this photograph. This was then passed to the next person in the group, Anita.
Anita then completed her own interpretation of my piece, returning my design back to me.
|Chinese dragon - my design|
|Japanese lettering and fireworks - Anita|
|Chinese acrobats - Meryl|
|More acrobats - Glenice|
|Circus acts - Minnie|
Although I have only written about my own theme, I should explain that everyone was collecting work for their own themes.
Here are the pieces I made for each of the other members of the group. In all, we had three groups working at the same time. We should have fifteen books to show at the exhibition.
|"Music" - made for Minnie|
|"Garden" - made for Glenice|
|"Fairground" - made for Meryl|
|"Celebration" - made for Anita|
The background is a piece of silk which I had dyed. Silk and satin pieces appliqued over free machine embroidery. The strings are couched in place.
Lastly, the "Build a house in a day" challenge which Pinfold members took part in earlier this week. Needless to say the basic house was completed during the session, but the stitching took rather longer. I still haven't quite finished it.