Constructing with Constructivists

Back in 2010, Tate Modern’s Constructing a New World exhibition gave me the inspiration for a quilt based on Theo Van Doesburg’s Counter-Composition VI, pictured below:

Theo Van Doesburg

Counter-Composition VI 1925

Seems to me Van Doesburg may have been a frustrated quilter, as quite a few of his pieces lend themselves beautifully to quilts. My take on it took a little longer in the making than planned, but I am pretty happy with the results, shown below:

Quilt detail

Quilt Detail

Overall it was an interesting experiment in quilt design, that I thoroughly enjoyed and I am tempted to try some other variations, including the same piece with a more uniform background.

I Love Handmade!

So, after making lots of quilts as presents for friends expecting new babies over the years, I am delighted to have had the excuse to make one for my very own soon-to-be first born.

Nancy & Homemade Quilt

Made over one weekend, I was really pleased with the results, especially the way the colours gradually change through the design and the stitching detail.

Handmade Quilt Detail