Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Poster Inspired Project

I made a quick trip to Ikea a couple of weeks ago to get some picture frames for my partner's office.  Whilst there, I picked up a frame for my workroom, to hang a poster I got at the V&A a few years ago, when I visited a quilting exhibition.

When I got home I put the poster in the mount, removed all the protective film on the perspex and it was ready for my partner to hang on the wall above the bed.  Here's a photo of what it looks like now my partner has kindly hung it in place.  I have a couple more posters I'd like to hang from a couple of fashion exhibitions I've been to, but they will have to wait until I have some spare cash for the frame.

(Apologies for the quality of the photo here.)  This particular quilt was one of a selection by quilt artist Natasha Kerr that were featured in the exhibition.

I particularly like the quilt or hanging pictured on this poster, and would like to try some kind of quilt project involving the transfer of photographic images onto fabric, a kind of family tree wall hanging or quilt.  This aspect of the exhibition I found incredibly inspiring and soon after I bought some iron on transfer sheets to photocopy photographs onto before ironing them on to fabric.  I haven't set about making it yet though.  Maybe in another 3 years time.  Only joking.

I figured that this might be a nice project to bring photos of those dear to me into use in daily life.  Imagine wrapping yourself up in a lap quilt made up of photos of your loved ones.   It would be like getting a big hug from them, especially if they are no longer with you.  It would also be something that I could then pass on to my daughter, as a family heirloom, and would make a lovely gift to send to my sisters in Australia and Yorkshire. 

1 comment:

  1. I went to that exhibition ! I love the idea of a family quilt heirloom. Some of the Bloggers are great quilters. Your family photos one sounds lovely. I have fabric transfer sheets & have used a little on small bits n' pieces.

    Have you visited your sister in Australia !