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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Wilhelmina certainly had a variety of styles. It was hard to choose between the really contemporary modern work or the more traditional style. I wanted to incorporate one of my pictures from my latest trip to Japan and I have enjoyed looking at the work of Rosie James and our own Helena Scheffer and also Gillian Travis. So when I saw some of Wilhelmina's sketches, some of which were brushed with a hint of colour, I thought I would give it a try.
Here is a picture that I used for influence:
And mine. This is based on a photo of a castle in Matsue, with, as you can see, the cherry trees in bloom. It is all "drawn" in black thread and then I did a bit of colour wash using water colour crayons.