Caro Higgs – Series #5
The fifth quilt used some indigo and pomegranate dyed cotton fabric which I did some time ago and which fitted the subject perfectly. The circle I had created was just right so I hand quilted it to accentuate the circles; the central piece was too small but with the edition of some silk I had dyed at the same time I printed in fabric paint with the original lino blocks around the edge and then hand embroidered the main motif. The blue ties in with my previous quilt, and is a reminder of the indigo dying of Bagru, India where the original design was photographed, as is the addition of some sparkle to flowers which were on the original design.
The series gave me the chance to start with one motif and run with it, each idea came as I was working on the first two and I like to think that I have worked the full circle almost coming back to the original idea, exploring different possibilities along the way to arrive at a result which has a story.
Close up View:
Quilt in Series- Motifs