I have a little something that is keeping me out of trouble. I am using a piece of Denyse Schmidt’s fabric from years ago now and am stitching in a great natural linen coloured perle cotton. It was to be a small quilt to use on the end of my bed, but already daughter number one has been arguing her case for a quilt upgrade. I am finding the quilting therapeutic. I think quilting ‘my style’, which involves no patterns or rules works best. I am relaxed and am not stressing about not being able to interpret a pattern. Do you like following patterns, instructions and rules? Or are you a rule breaker like me?
Red Scissors – My work is influenced by the quality and design of the material I am using – how it feels and how it layers with other pieces. I use a range of new and vintage fabrics, including, cotton, wool, linen, cashmere, silk and synthetics. I like to retain the shape of an original garment when up cycling it into a quilt or wrap and at times the raw, selvedges will be seen. No two pieces are the same. In the Red Scissors project, I have drawn on the Indigenous and Asian influence in the patterns and prints of Jasmine Mansbridge’s work. Here you see several images of the work in the exhibition and the quilt in the early stages of coming together.