Thursday, November 29, 2012

Text

As every month I worked on a quilt for Sky is the Limit. The theme for November was Text (me). My first idea was to use something with auto-correct, but that looked too static. For who does not know what auto-correct is, when you type in a text message in your phone, your phone suggests words while you are typing. Quite often those words are not the ones you want and can give a whole different meaning to what you are typing. Can you imagine how those messages turn out if you use both Dutch as well as English on your phone ????
Anyway, I was not happy with how this looked, so I had to take a different route. While I was at Kelly I had used her Egyption hieroglyph stamp to stamp on some fabric. I decided to use that, but had to find other text as well. In my studio I found a background which I made a couple of years ago which still needed some applique on it. On google I found inspiration in the mean of a dancing couple and with some word bubbles I came to this quilt. Text - or in general communication - is so important that it can be very akward if you do not understand the other party. Speaking the same language is essential. This is the idea behind my quilt for this month.
All the fabrics used are my own hand dyed ones. And as always the size is 12"x12". Now I only have to find a title for this quilt.

3 comments:

Margaret said...

This is a great little piece, Wil; it makes me smile. I'm thinking, "Lost in Translation"...or 'text' to that effect...

Joke said...

Beautiful quilt!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Lovely lines and balance in composition. Like this one a lot!