Tuesday, 22 July 2014
He did point out that after nearly 25 years of marriage it would be more a surprise if he didn't know the original reasonably well, given that it was one of my favourite paintings.
On show (permanently) at the National Gallery you can find out a bit more about it here.
I had fun making the quilt using a 'confetti' technique (tiny chopped up bits of fabric scattered into the different areas, then covered in net and quilted.
I know that all the bits didn't stay quite where I'd planned, but they were mostly in the right place. I was a bit disappointed about how much the netting flattened the lovely rough and fluffy textures of the fabric confetti. If I had a bit more patience (and time!) I'd be tempted to try another version without the net, just to see if I could sew down all the bits and retain the texture. However, life is short and the school holidays start tomorrow, so sewing time will become a bit more limited for a while!