Greetje Hein – Horizon
As far as you can see
You might know that I live below sea-level, on the bottom of the sea, in the Dutch reclaimed land. About 80 years ago they built a dyke in the sea and pumped the water out. Ditches were dug to control the water level and rapeseed and reed were planted to get the soil dry. This new land was especially meant for agriculture. It is flat and everything is straight: the roads, ditches, land for farmers, rows with windmills. Straight lines as far as you can see; from here to the horizon. For this quilt I took a picture that shows some of this typical items of this area.
I printed the picture on photo-fabric and cut this into five pieces. The parts between the photo-fabric are filled with organza and thread-painted so it becomes one picture again. I also used intense pencils for some details. I placed two (left-over) tulips for more depth.