When in May I was with my friend Kelly I started a number of tops. Her studio is much more spacious than mine and it is a pleasure working there. Now it is time to turn these tops into quilts. Right now I am working on The Letter. Background is dyed a light blue to resemble an airmail letter. Size of the fabric is around 40"x50" (1 mtr x 1,25 mtr). This fabric was taped to a piece of board with duck tape. I forgot to take pictures of the process, but the next step was to apply a layer of pancake mixture over it as a resist. A messy process, but fun to do. While the resist was still wet I copied a part of a letter my late husband wrote me. I did the writing with the back of a paint brush. This was left to dry for 2 days. The resist was washed off and I got a nice craquelé effect in the background of the letter.
Now it is time to do the quilting. Using an all over design would not be fitting, so I decided to keep it simple and only outline all the individual letters. Here you see a detail of it: