A portion of the initial process – attaching leather shapes to the dull mustard background fabric. Somewhere this past week I referred to these colours as a ‘commonwealth bank of aus’ or ‘lufthansa’ colour scheme. These colours have been on my mind since I saw the leather in a Perth leather place way back in feb/march – and simply had to buy it…. jumped off the shelf into my hands.
This textured leather, shows as I bought it, in the lower right corner. It is medium grey with darker recessed but glossy blobs. Towards the upper left that piece is the same leather but has been waxed over with silver treasure wax – I am so happy I have discovered this stuff. Other pieces I am using include other different leathers silvered over, some heavily others not so, some silver-pewter leather I found here and some black left black.
I’m planning a lot of large hand-stitched quilting in greys, since I gathered up plenty of suitable thread when I was in Perth, so sure I was going to do this. It’s taken a while to get round to it, but since ths week I sent off my quilt to the SAQA Creative Force show organisers (Houston, IQF, October) and my entries for Fiberarts International and Quilt National 07 are also on their way, too, in effect that is all out of the way, (most likely all I have to do now is wait for the slides and polite but encouraging rejection letters) and I can focus on the next things which include several family bed and picnic quilts I have promised for some time. Grandson #2 now sleeps in his own bed all night so he needs one, his mum has lately decided she would like one after all, and I think we all need picnic quilts – and I have heaps of fabric I have collected for those! They will all be machine pieced, production line fashion, probably all much alike, and I plan to have them going at the same time as this next work, and the one to follow .