The huge quilt which seems to be everlasting started a few years ago. The inspiration came from seeing sculpture by Thomas Houseago. I was bowled over, and immediately wanted to work, to make something. The design came quickly, but it was a while before I had it printed on cotton. Last year, however I thought the subject might be appropriate as an entry for an exhibition the deadline for which was in the autumn.
I started stitching in late spring last year, but I badly underestimated how long it would take to complete – or did I? Whatever, I allowed too much time to be distracted elsewhere, and here I am approaching another spring before I am finished. I don’t want to show the full design just in case I want to enter it for another exhibition sometime.
I have been drifting rather for a few years, just finishing whatever whenever. I now want to focus more; to be more directed. I’m going to list my main ongoing projects to start the sorting.