My second entry for the Amy’s Creative Side Bloggers Quilt Festival is in the Art Quilt category. I have chosen “Fishing at the River Mouth” after much deliberation!. I have done a few similar ones recently so had trouble choosing which one to enter.
This Art quilt is based on a series of photos I took whilst visiting friends recently. They live literally on the Noosa river so this is the view from their front deck.
The mouth of the Noosa River, where it meets the sea is a jumble of pristine sand bars, a haven for various water birds as well as a great spot to pull up your kayak.
This is a combination of three different photos. The pelicans were actually on a different sandbank behind the fisherman and the sea wasn’t obvious in the fisherman’s photo!. It was there though, and did need to be put into this piece, so a little cheat and it’s there.
This textile art piece is made from multiple scraps of various fabrics layered onto a base of calico and free motion quilted onto cotton batting. It has a blue cotton back. The fabrics vary in type and texture, adding to the texture of the piece. It contains new and upcycled fabrics including , tulle, canvas, quilters cotton, upholstery fabrics and many more. It is bound in a pale blue cotton and the binding is hand stitched at the back
It measures 58 x 49 cm ( 23 x 19.25 in).