Friday, 31 May 2013
I loved the idea of the blue against the purple. The fabric was dyed with a procion dye called eggplant. A little purple I think, not quite the dark of an aubergine. But I liked it. And forget-me-nots were in bloom, and my mother died a few months ago and blue was her favourite colour. And she had had Alzheimers for many years, so all these things led me to make this little bouquet for her. I had visions of clouds of forgetfulness punctuated by flashes of awareness and the fabric seemed to show that. The quilting represents plaques that are found in the brain. This is getting maudlin. But there we are.