Chantal Guillermet – Squares
The blue wall
A picture taken from the Citadelle of the old city of Jodhpur has been my inspiration. The picture was not very good (I used the zoom at its maximum) but showed clearly the different colour zones, especially the blue ones.
I have tried to interpret “Squares” both with the choice of a square motif and in the construction of the quilt. First I made a grid on the surface of my picture and divided it in squares. Following the colours on each square of my picture I started to make blocks. I have chosen a twisted log cabin I designed some years ago. Each block was made with the paper piecing method on a thin stabilizer.
I have only used fabric scraps from my printing, hand dyed fabrics and indigo ones brought back from India.
Background : I stencilled it with blue and grey pigments to look like a wall, then fused the blocks in the middle using thin misty fuse. The blocks were machine appliqued on the background with a zigzag stitch.
To break the regularity of the squared surface I added two stripes of twisted scrim. They are hand quilted as well as the background wall.