....it was looking like that on our table - not my working table but the dining table
It was so spectacular that I took a thermal image of this still life
to abstract things a little.
The table was covered with books, greeting cards, envelopes,
catalogues, coffee and cookies in the china bowl.
The bowl is white but in the thermal image it shows red
with a blue shade
it seems to be warmer than other objects on the table
The thermal image
I went to my orderly room and started to make the little quilt ....
(36 x 27 cm)
and a great disorder
I read somewhere - if I knew where I would be happy and could
thank the blogger for this idea -
"if you don't really want to make big things just make small"
So I took the thermal image and made a quick sketch
without taking measures or anything like that.
Just a few pencil strokes
I cut out the major shapes -
the mug and the bowl.
then I was looking for the right scraps in one of my
The plate and mug are made from hand-dyed fabric
all in the thermal image colours
every scrap top-stitched and free machine quilted.
I did, I undid and redid again the binding
(till DH was satisfied)
and me, too.
I wrote a text on the bottom by machine which says:
The Day before Christmas at A&D's