Back to work on the next Global Warming quilt. With down vest, frequent ironing to warm my hands, and a portable heater, I managed just fine in the basement this weekend.
I spent the weekend with it removed in order to rethink. Other Global Warming quilts use a pieced house/window as a focal point. I really want a polar bear for this one. Just not sure how to render.
The bear is now a felted sweater hand-stitched to a pieced/appliqued section. It may pass muster once I draw some features and definition with black thread. It may not. What I AM having fun with is piecing the bottom section.
The ideas that are circulating as I work are — rampant natural growth (bamboo and other vegetal images), rampant human growth (windows, bulldozers, industrial-looking patterns), solar disks all over, water and heat going in odd directions, snow falling, hurricanes (the spiral batik)… Also creeping in are some fabrics that look like writing (perhaps I should hold off?) — the idea being, once the quilt is hung, that the ‘writing is on the wall’.