|Gabriele Bach - Backside Mystery|
This challenge remembered me of a visit of a quilt exhibition many years ago. I just had begun quilting, the quilts shown were very modern from the leading quiltartists in Germany. At that time I didn't like it. One quilt was the backside of a quilt, not what you think, no, it was the bottom side of the bed, where quilts normally lie. It showed springs, dust, dirt and forgotten cloths. I never forgot it and today I think the artist did a good job.
Normally my quilts are neat and proper. You won't see seam allowances, loose threadends or knots. But of course it gives them, hidden under the surface of the top.
I like this fabric very much and saved it for a long time. For this piece I could use it, because nothing is wasted, you can even see the seam allowances.
|Backside Mystery - detail|
For me this piece was hard work, because I must prevent me every minute from cutting the loose thread ends. I needed a lot of tries till I began every embroidery line with the knot on the top.