Monday, 26 October 2015

Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2015: Thinking of Holland

This is my second entry in the Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2015, hosted by Amy Ellis from Amy's Creative Side, in the Art Quilt category. I made this art quilt, called Thinking of Holland, in November 2013 for an exhibition with the theme 'Living Colour'. It wasn't selected but it became one of my favourite quilts.

'Living Colour' immediately make me think of the flower fields in Holland (The Netherlands), my home country. We use to live close to those fields in the last few years before we moved to Australia and yes, they really are so very colourful. There are also lots of windmills in that part of the country and although a cliché, I had to add one as they have such a beautiful shape!

I also had to include a bicycle... It's what I miss most here in Australia - riding everywhere as a matter of fact (without a helmet!) and feeling safe because it is such a normal part of everyday life. The bicycle shape is the one I used in my Cycle of Life quilt (see blog header), it is based on a photo of my husband and our youngest son.

I densely quilted this piece with Aurifil threads and blogged about it here.

Do check out the other quilts in the Art Quilt category and don't forget to vote for your favourites between 29 October and 5 November!


Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

A meaningful and beautiful quilt Linda - lovely to read the story behind it. I love photos of the tulip fields in bloom, both from the ground and the air. You have captured something all three well known features of the Netherlands in one quilt.

Kat said...

A wonderful and beautiful quilt! I love the black applique shapes.