My quilt for our first challenge 'Red' has been almost finished for a long time. A wholecloth piece of Japanese silk shibori layered over an African damask , it's been a labour of love, hand stitched using a variety of loops and other stitches trying out techniques from Helen Parrott's book. It's accompanied me on several train journeys, the format of 40 x 80 cm being a good travel piece to work on. This weekend I finally got round to trimming it down and applying a facing.
It looks quite sinister and plant-like reminding me of the carrion flower so I'm calling it 'Red Stapelia' .