Tuesday, January 16, 2018

What happens when it rains - my quilt from The Festival of Quilts

I just realised that I never finished this post about my quilt shown at The Festival of Quilts in Birmingham back in August 2017. Well, here it is!

This is the same quilt that's featured in the Norwegian Quilt Association (NQF) magazine before Christmas - and you can also read a little about the background story in the article.

Long story short, the idea behind the quilt was a thought I had while putting the kids to sleep one night : what happens to the bow when it rains? The bow being the rainbow, which, when the sunlight hits the misty raindrops in just the right way, lights up the world with a wondrous display of colour. And I kept working on that thought, imagining the rainbow being hit by a massive rainstorm, and how the colours would fall to the earth, one drop at a time.. And so the idea was clear - I had to make this into a quilt! (I even tried some things I've never done before, embroidering with beads... they're far from perfect, but the effect is pretty cool!)

Quite a lovely little quilt (about 72x72 cm), using fabric from my stash (there's even a hint of Liberty in there). 

Oh, and the raindrop that's turned upside-down? It's meant to be like that. Because sometimes it rains so hard, it feels like it's raining up!

1 comment:

Chookyblue...... said...

It looks great..... Love the idea mate into a quilt..... Congrats...... And yes sometimes a rain drop hits so hard it bounces back up........