Modern Quilting in the UK - 2018 Quilt Challenge

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Quilts covering all aspects of optical illusions;
weaving, layers, shadows, making three dimensions out of two, perspective and impossible figures
Made by the members of the Modern Quilt Group and first shown at the West Country Quilt Show 2018

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by Debbie McGuire

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My challenge quilt Swans was inspired by the mid century depictions of birds by Charlie Harper, distilling their shapes down to simple graphic forms. I love working with curves in my work, the classic Double Wedding Ring quilt pattern has always 'fooled the eye' in its complicated atypical construction so I decided to play with its constituent parts to make circular 'swan' like shapes by bluring out parts and emphasising others to create a swirling mid century composition in a soft swanlike colour scheme of pastels intershot with dark, like the heads of a swan.
Hand quilted, machine pieced, cotton fabric and wadding.