……by Sandra Goldsborough.
The title of my DH Quilt is “Three Green Waves and Orange Sand” which was inspired by the painting that Hockney did in 1989. I originally intended making it a lot more textured and using many more fabrics and have some lovely green dyed scrim I was going to use. I also meant to include quite a bit of hand stitching and embellishment. I have had limited time to do it and, to be honest, am basically more comfortable using fabrics already printed so I choose to reproduce the image from my (fairly large) stash!
I made my pattern, altering the proportions as necessary, to produce a 30 x 40cm quilt. I found the suitable fabrics and machined the “waves” in place on top of the sand and sea background. I then machine quilted on top of the bonded fabrics using a straight stitch and walking foot (it is not free machine quilted). I then wanted to add some more colour and got out my Faber-Castell Gelatos which I bought from Hilary Beattie at last year’s Festival. I had never used them before but found they produce the effect I wanted. I used them dry but they are water soluble so suitable for either technique. I can imagine they will have lots of uses so thank you Hilary!
You can see Sandra’s work in progress on this quilt here