The group blog of twelve quiltmakers and textile artists scattered around the world in 7 countries and across four continents. Our aim is to create a small quilt every three months.
The theme is chosen by the members in turn.
Our website: www.12bythedozen.weebly.com
I decided to continue using my photos from NZ, and from the moment I saw Charles Sheeler's work I had a specific pair of photos in mind. These were taken on the Weka Pass Railway and were of the Waikari Station, just north of Christchurch.
My chosen picture from Sheeler was an obvious choice, it was probably the whole reason I choose him as our next artist.
I loved the way he had played with perspective and overlaid the features. So here's my version:
It was a lot harder than I expected to combine the images to produce something that worked, but I'm very pleased with the final result, even though it's not completely finished yet (binding still to be sewn down). I chose to do minimal quilting, just round the lines using an invisible thread. I still think that was the right decision, but I'd be interested in other suggestions.