A day or two ago I commented on facebook to Kay Korkos who showed a pic of a vibrant, colourful, bedquilt she made in the traditional Chinese Coins pattern. I said how that particular pattern had provided ongoing inspiration for many pieces in my Ebb&Flow series which began around 2004.
But then I remembered that I had recently fished Green Island out of the cupboard, and that dates from 1996, so I’ve been inspired by chinese coins for much longer than I had thought. I sat for a while, looking at it up on the design wall, as I hadn’t really looked at it in ages; and it sort of surprised me how much I love it. I need to put it up somewhere – or perhaps someone else does 🙂 The irregular shaped top is internally reinforced so that the pieces stay upright flat against the wall and don’t flop forward.
Green Island 142cm x 104cm, 1996, photographed against black