And In His Dreams He Heard The Surf Roar
28.5 inches wide x 35.5 inches long
73cm x 90cm
This quilt was inspired by Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea. (I always like to have a title before I can resolve the design of a quilt and this quote was perfect!) It features block printing of the traditional patchwork design, Storm at Sea, using acrylic paints. The blocks have been hand printed onto a digitally printed image I took of an ancient fishing boat I discovered languishing on a beach in Brittany, France. The colours of the many layers of peeling paint on the old wooden planks were inspirational and provided such a gorgeous background for the printing that followed. The text is an inkjet transfer onto painted fusible webbing, bonded to the surface of the fabric and then embellished with hand stitch. I have used both hand quilting and free motion machine quilting in this piece.
£350 includes postage to the UK.