This piece is based on my extremely fond memories of Macau, a place my husband and I lived and worked for 4 years. When we went back in June 2013 just after Janice had asked me if I would be interested in joining the Latitude quilt group, I knew I had the subject for the ‘Memories’ piece.
The city is Chinese but filled with many Portuguese influences. The black and white limestone paving with its strong geometric design enhanced by images of seahorses, fish, boats and crabs is found on nearly every sidewalk and beautiful mosaics adorn planters, fountains and walls. I love these things about Macau and I used 3 basic elements in the design of my piece. I wanted this piece to feel as if I were walking along the limestone paving through a corridor of mosaic elements. The colours I have used are similar to those found on the real thing; though I brightened them up I bit.
Materials Used: Hand dyed fabric, calico, fusible webbing