Friday, June 13, 2008

Quilt: The More Things Change: Family Tree

This is one of the three quilts I had on display at this year's Sydney Quilt Show. It's part of the Looking Forward, Looking Back challenge currently touring Australia for two years (The Quilters' Guild of NSW loans the challenge collection to various galleries and other places during that time, then you get your quilt back).

This one combines old blocks (recut to become squares) with new reproduction fabric in the sashings, and old green buttons on the cornerstones. On each block there is either the initial of one of the women in my family (my grandmothers at the top down to the generation following mine at the bottom) or a quality of our family, embroidered on the block. At the top, the pink square includes "The future is the past", while at the bottom, on the green square, "The past is the future".

I was pleased with this one - it looks rather random, perhaps, but it works for me. The fabrics all blended in well together, and there's a pleasure in having captured a family tree in cloth.


meggie said...

This is a wonderful Family Quilt.

frazzledsugarplummum said...

You are my absolute favourite designer...for years. I love reading your blog although I don't get here very often. I am doing my version of Kaffe Fassett's 'Morning Garden Quilt'which reminds me of this wonderful and colorful creation of yours.

Thank you for your words, photos and inspiration.
Shirley in Launceston