We’re finished! Here is the finished quilt for the Balance theme:
This month, I decided to create my own version of a circus poster. In the middle, there’s a woman who is walking a fine balance on the tightrope. She’s got so many things in balance: her life, her career, her family and her artistic and intellectual thoughts and ideas.
Some days it feels like I’m in the middle of my own circus (wild animals and all!), and this quilt gave me a chance to smile about it all, while making something colourful and with a bit of bling.
Here’s one of the many posters that inspired me – this one, for the figure of the woman:
1890s circus poster. Originally posted at the Circus Museum of the Netherlands.
The quilt includes a stencilled design, lots of beads, embroidery, drawing, fused applique’ letters and prairie points around the edge. It’s quilted onto cotton batting, and the back was left plain this month.