Chantal Guillermet – Rhythm-Season Weather
Nature is one of my favourite theme of inspiration, that is why I’ve chosen the four seasons to illustrate Rhythm. Our lives are organized around the seasons, in our gardens we keep a rhythm of work according to the seasons and their weather conditions.
Handdyed and commercial fabrics, metallic quilting thread, metallic fabric paint.
Discharge paste and bleach.
The quilt is entirely machine pieced and free motion quilted. The four sections represent the four seasons, they are irregular, wider for fall and winter, because in my area they are the longer seasons. There is a flap between each section to protect the different atmospheres, and also it is like reading a book , you progress in the story when turning the pages. I like how it adds a 3 dimensional effect. The trees are printed from a thermofax screen bought to Ineke Berlyn in Birmingham; they are quilted with metallic threads : gold for spring and summer, copper for fall and silver for winter. In the winter section I have used bleach and lace to create the orange colour fabric with flowers. The tree is discharged with discharge paste.