Although I have managed a fair bit of ‘making’ since Marcus was born (all things considered) I haven’t managed to finish much, so I figured it’s time to share one of the quilts I finished earlier in the year. See glimpses here and here. If you visited me at the gallery during my exhibition, you may have seen this quilt in progress.
© Ruth de Vos 2012
Materials: cotton and cotton blend fabrics, fabric paint, cotton batting
Techniques: screen-printed, machine-pieced, machine- and hand-quilted
This quilt is one of my most recently completed artworks. Whereas my first childhood quilts focused on a child’s journey of discovery, at the moment I’m looking more at capturing fleeting moments that spell ‘childhood’ to me – like a little boy watching the ground move beneath him as he circles around and around on his squeaky tricycle. Rather pertinent to where I’m at right now – savouring whatever I can of the early days and years of my little children. Having a new baby in the house reminds me all over again just how quickly they learn and grow and grow up!