Sunday, 19 May 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2013



Amy from Amy's Creative Side is hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival and I have decided to enter my favourite quilt into the art quilt category.

Cycle of Life was made in 2010, part of my sports series. It is a whole-cloth quilt, the background fabric is a handdyed piece from Dyed and Gone to Heaven. The cyclists are screen printed and their shadows are stencilled with a Paintstick using freezer paper stencils. The quilt is machine quilted. The dimensions are 48 x 107 cm / 19 x 42 inch.



I used photos of my sons and my husband to make the first three images and the last one. I am especially fond of the third image: my middle son riding his bike without the trainer wheels for the first time (see here):



Cycle of Life was juried into the State of the Art quilt 11 in Brisbane, a finalist in the Fall Expo 2011 at the Infinity Art Gallery, and was exhibited at the SAQA/SDA Conference 2012 in Philadelphia, USA.

As I said, this is my favourite of all my quilts; it hangs in our living room above the piano!

6 comments:

CitricSugar said...

So cool! What a great way to translate memories to art...

bekahduhandmade said...

Love it!

Aoife said...

Beautiful! It really reminded me of ET :)

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Linda. I'm delighted to see you entered this lovely quilt in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival. I can see why it's your favorite.
best, nadia

Renee said...

What a fun quilt! Coming from a cycling family I love the concept and your execution!

Rachel said...

Very nice! I love the bikers, and how great that they're made from your family.