Posted on May 13, 2021
‘Purple’ is the theme for Cee’s latest Midweek Challenge. Since I dished up some purple wisteria not so long ago, I looked beyond flora for inspiration.
I found it in this quilt, which was on display at an exhibition in Nantes a few years ago. The subject is naturally appealing for one such as me, and there is definitely purple in it.
Posted on February 4, 2020
Posted on May 9, 2017
Following on from last week’s images of highly textured bags from the quilting expo at Nantes, here are two details from a display of Welsh quilts that show how the process of quilting adds texture to the fabric.
Posted on November 29, 2016
A few months ago Madame realised a lifelong ambition and acquired a vintage Singer sewing machine – similar to the one on which she herself originally learned to sew. At the moment, it’s sitting in our entrance hall in front of a bright and cheerful quilt that hangs on the wall: one interesting texture set against another.
Posted on November 22, 2016
Last year, as a wedding present for our son and (now) daughter-in-law, Madame made a king-sized bed quilt, with most of the stitching done by her own fair hands. It took close to a full year to complete, and the last Swarovski crystal being stitched on just two days before the wedding. This is a work-in-progress image.
Posted on June 22, 2016
Posted on April 9, 2016
When I saw that this week’s topic was ‘Future’, I knew exactly which image I wanted to use. Unfortunately, I didn’t take it (my son did) and nor do I have a copy in my library. However, the immensely talented Madame made a wall-hanging based on it, which now sits over our stairs. Here is my photograph of that:
It shows our twin grandsons taking their first unaccompanied walk together down the beach to the Arabian Gulf in Abu Dhabi. It always looked to me that they were heading off into the future.
I think I know why, too. When I was about their age now (eight), I remember a big – or so it seemed to me at the time – picture painted on the wall of the old Birkenhead Market. It showed a boy and a girl heading off down a path together towards a brightly shining sun: As I recall, it was actually an advert for childrens’ shoes and was captioned ‘The Highway To Health’. Anyway, the photo on the beach brought it back to me.
Posted on November 24, 2014
Today’s image is a close-up detail of one of the exhibits at the International Quilt Show in Dubai in 2012, showing a camel train laden with treasure.
Quilters’ work, often incredibly detailed and painstaking, is itself something to be treasured.
Posted on April 25, 2014
Madame and I recently had the opportunity to attend the International Quilt Show in Dubai, organised by Classic Quilts Dubai.
You don’t have to be a quilter in order to appreciate the talent and effort that goes into producing these works of art. And for a photographer, there’s a whole world of colour and pattern to admire, enjoy and seek to capture.
There is also texture and that’s what I’ve focused (sic) on here. These photographs show some of the detailed work in a selection of the quilts that were on display. They stand alone as images, but they also give a further impression of the extent of the work involved in the quilting process.
Images of the quilts in their entirety can be found by following the link to Classic Quilts Dubai provided above, or on their Facebook page.