Welcome back to this week’s Fixed! Friday.
This afternoon I picked up my last two works that were on display in a local sewing machine shop in the town centre, Starring and Under The Microscope which I will introduce you to in some future volumes of F!F. This has been a crazy week with a lot of work at the office as I had to catch up after a long weekend off. But now I’m home, having a belated lunch of a turkey and egg salad sandwich and listening to the sound of my washing machine.
Here’s one more piece inspired by Islamic art.
Arabische Fliesen (Arabian Tiles)
I really like the intricate patterns of Islamic art and am always looking for some nice patterns to make maybe one day.
This is an original design I made from diamonds with sides of 1.5 cm/ 5/8″. I wanted to test just how small I could make them. Nine small diamonds form a bigger one and are then joined in the ‘baby block’ fashion. For easier sewing, I have used only six diamonds to make a star instead of eight like you would usually find in Islamic patterns.
This was my most time consuming piece which took 197’30 hours to make between April 1999 and March 2000. Size is 71 x 82 cms, number of pieces: 2,016. A thin polyester batting/wadding but no quilting.
Next week on Fixed! Friday: Polygon