This theme was quite a challenge. There were so many thoughts about this word, many positive and some negative, so my first thought was to make a weave of positive and negative memories, printed words on dark and light fabrics and then weave them together.
The word "Memories" also made me think of all those lovely holidays I and my family spent in Italy every spring for many years , about 35-40 years ago. Trying to interpret this lovely time I painted, with acrylic paint, a seascape with sand, water and sky. The beach is stamped with irregular circles also seed beads and some cotton beads and stitching were added in order to attain texture. Parasols, sun and glitter were fused. The piece is hand quilted with silk and metallic threads.
My intention for this quilt was to make a simplified seascape which should give an impression of a peaceful and lovely time on the beach.
This was the first time I made a wholecloth quilt painted with acrylics.
Material used: Cotton fabrics, acrylic paint, seed beads, cotton beads, silk and metallic threads, cotton and polyester batting.