Friday, March 29, 2013

"Under the Big Top" stitched by Margie for Deb

The circus: exciting, silly, energetic, dazzling, risqué, hold your breath, laugh till you cry, suspend belief. I’ve used clashing colours and patterns to depict this in my little quilt for Deb: “Under the Big Top”.  Machine pieced. I have scribbled all over the quilt with a running hand stitch using cotton thread hand dyed by Heather Ridley. Like Lyn, I too was inspired by a circus clown, in this case David McKee’s “Big Top Benn”, and also the brightly coloured costumes of his circus artists. Margie.

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