I have been working on several recurring themes – Reflections and Shadows, and my African Childhood. A small piece incorporating reflections, recently made in response to a challenge to celebrate Milton Keynes 50th anniversary, garnered me ‘Runner Up’ and ‘Visitors Choice’ awards. The photo shows part of it, achieved by applique and machine embroidery and quilting
This picture shows part of a quilt made to contrast ‘my home’ in East Africa and my mother’s yearning to be ‘home’ in England. Using a technique from Dijanne Cevaal, fabric is freely cut, pieced and appliqued in a naïve style. Dark blue ‘sea’ is set against green with applique images of home and flight, and machine quilting echoing certain shapes.