My large quilts explore the rocky, sandy bottom of
the ocean baths in which I love to swim.
I have used linen with wool batting and cotton backs.
The thread drawing is the design line as well as the
quilting. I used all black thread on these whole cloths.
The 150cm x 150cm quilts are the largest I have made
using this technique with which I have been experimenting
over the past 12 months. For this size work I drew a
loose grid first and worked from there within the grid
lines. The stitching I find rhythmic and satisfying
for me - similar to swimming in the baths.