This quilt holds rather a lot of very special meaning for me and I was sure that I really wanted to get it right. Firstly it started with photographs I took at Luton Hoo walled gardens. Photography was the first step I took in my new adventure in creativity. The garden was like stepping into a secret world, discovering a neglected, magic place that was being lovingly restored. It spoke to me, I had been looking for it ever since I had read Frances Hodgson Burnett's book The Secret Garden as a child.
When I had chosen the images for the design, I searched for quotes about figs. There weren't many, but the one that stood out was the reference to Sylvia Plath's novel, The Bell Jar, which I talked about in a previous post. Although I did not remember reading the passage, the book holds a special place with me as described before. I decided against putting any words onto my quilt, but it took me a long time to make up my mind, in fact, it was trying to choose which fabric, which stitches, where to place things that took so long.
Before I decide which branch I am going down next, I could do with a little consolidation, but who knows what will grab me next.
But now I will lay this project to rest and share with you some of my inspirational photographs and the finished article.
Thank you all so much for your lovely support.
Now I'm going to do a big tidy-up and decide what I'm going to do next!!
Hope you have a great holiday weekend and are able to make the most of the grim forecast.