It is almost a year since the floods and it is time to get on with my quilt. I designed this quilt in New Zealand during a workshop with Cherl Comfort. I had seen some of Cherl's work when I had been in NZ before and found it very creative and challenging.
I think it is the profound thinking that she puts into her designs that appeals to me. In her series Absence and Existence the limited pallet is complemented by the use of texture.
Cherl is part of a group of women who own Distressed Threads. I bought so much of their fabric whilst I was in NZ and I know I could use some more. Because they are hand dyed and treated the variation of colours is just wonderful , (I'm talking myself into more fabric I can feel it.) I personally think that the fabrics they produce is unique added to this all the creating goes on whilst the ground shakes around them in Christchurch.
Here is Cherl in the back yard.
And Chris in the paddock.
(images from their website)