Marion Caspers – S
Inspiration: techniques in “The painted Quilt” by Linda and Laura Kemshall
I was inspired by Linda and Laura Kemshall’s book “The Painted Quilt” which shows a different way how to incorporate paint into a quilted surface. First I prepared a quilt sandwich of the required size. To create texture, I quilted it tight with a close quilting pattern all over. For a focal point I chose to quilt a feather design around the S shape. Then I applied a coat of white acrylic paint to the entire piece. I found the design of two arrows shaping the S and made it into a lino cut. I constructed three print blocks in three different sizes but in the end used only one repetitively. To create proximity, I hand stitched the same symbols in between. Finally, using complementary colors , I painted the feather with acrylic paint diluted.