Paulette Meldrum – Motion – Flying high
The inspiration for this quilt came from hearing a suggestion from a father to his young son, on a sunny, breezy day on Waikanae Beach. The suggestion was that they go back to the beach house to get the kite his son was given for Christmas.
The kites were drawn to an appropriate size and then the various fabrics were selected to add colour and movement. The background is a commercial fabric, a great find in my stash. The kites were constructed from hand dyed and commercial fabrics. I also looked in my stash for fun fabrics and found two Laurel Burch fabrics that had been in my collection for many years. The snake bodies on one fabric created fun kites. The giraffe fabric is not obvious but the spotty body fabric of the giraffe is on the fish and tail. It is also on top green kite and I have used the legs as part of the coloured centre on this kite.
Process: freezer paper was used for the pattern and a fusible web was used to adhere the kites to the background. Machine quilted. The quilt was finished with a facing.
Close up view: