I’m sorry readers – somehow, by correcting the photo of my quilt which I discovered had become squashed down to something unrecognisable (I was looking for something else nearby) the correction has come up as a new post! No matter, if you didn’t read it last year, it all bears repeating. The point I make is not who first devised the improvisational method of piecing, though this is relevant, but, that taking a widely practised technique it is perfectly possible for two artists on different sides of the world to have the same idea and come up with something very similar.
“Bushfire 4” 1999, 150cm x 200cm
Scott Murkin, no information to hand at time of writing.
I put up these two quilts to make the point about which I wrote to a member of Quiltart list this morning, which said in part: “….you referred to ‘Scott Murkin’s technique’, and I thought “Hmmm, wonder what that is….” (I don’t get the popular quilt magazines and books these days so its possible to be out of touch with the latest) Anyway, it turns out it is freehand or improvisational piecing, anyway! And when I went online to see images of Scott’s work, there was at least one quilt there that looked like an adaptation and re-arrangement of blocks from one of my own bushfire quilts ” – pictured above. Of course, it isn’t a copy, its just that using similar colours and similar technique produces inevitably similar appearance