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.
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I dithered for so long and changed my mind so often because much of his work can be expressed in textiles. Too much choice. In the end I have gone for a piece that has hints of several pieces.
I read that Klee added lots of mythological symbols and numbers to some of his paintings. I kept the bird but because of the format I had to limit the number of other symbols.
Flower Myth, Paul Klee
My version has the four triangles pointing inwards that you see in Ad Parnassum. It also has the coloured dots which are outlined in black (I couldn't resist having some of the dots)..
Ad Parnassum, Paul Klee
The trees are influenced by the simple shapes in The Red Bridge.
Die Rote Bruecke, Paul Klee
I have thoroughly enjoyed this first challenge in the new series. The background is a beautiful hand-dye from South Africa. The tree shapes are fused. The dots are acrylic paint. The bird was machine embroidered (my experiment with a mono print failed!). The rose is a thermofax I already had with a bit of touch-up paint. Grey texture is also a thermofax.