|Church Columns. Inspiration is Fantoft Stave Church outside Bergen, Norway.|
|Every Woman is a Queen.|
|Sea Side Snapshots.|
|Lunch on Yellow River. (private collection)|
From one of my trip to London, which I wish was more often, I took lots of photos of grand old buildings and city architecture. The one that screamed the loudest to become a quilt was of the toss-aside marble birdbath behind St.Paul,s Cathedral. This was so much fun to assemble, it is all pieced and machine quilted. The leaves are copied onto fabric and cut out.
|Birdbath at St.Paul,s (detail)|
|Birdbath at St.Paul,s (London, UK. Private collection)|
|The Church of the Cross (Bergen, Norway)|
A very small snapshot of my father, taken when he was 5 years old, was a very inspiring starting point for this piece. My father was not one to hog the spotlight in a picture or otherwise, and might now have liked being portrayed on a quilt. But he was always supportive of my doings, so I think he doesn't mind. Now this quilt is permanently hanging next to my sewing machine, and is still inspiring every day that I work. (Free form machine applique, and machine quilted, using fabrics from my father shirts, which mom sent me after he passed away in 1993) His face was enlarged and printed onto fabric on my home printer.