Caro Higgs – Series #4
For my fourth quilt I have tried adding some colour but kept the same pattern and form while somewhat changing the scale. I used a commercial cotton print as the foundation to add some muted colour then double printed the motif (with a lino cut ). The first attempt wasn’t forceful enough so I over-printed with a metallic which gives a slightly mottled, aged look. The motifs were then machine quilted around the print line. The circle and square were then cut in a non-woven and hand-quilted in to place with a matching thread so that it didn’t show.
The idea I have had for all these pieces is to take one subject and run with it to see how it evolves, it has been a great experience and it has really helped me to move the idea forwards. Conscious also that I tend to work with tern colours I have been looking for ways to subtly add colour to my work, I feel this works in the series because the motifs and forms have only changed in size there is still something in ‘common’ with each piece.
Close up View:
Quilt in Series- Motifs