The quilt, which I am calling "Echoes of time past" was inspired by the spiral art of the early Celts and also this stunning example of an early Celtic Cross at Kildalton on the island of Islay off the West Coast of Scotland.
You can read more about my inspiration here
I used an old grey shirt of my son's as the base of the main quilt and stitched on to it
a couple of pieces of this lace. (top of the quilt)
then I tore off a couple of pieces of scrim and attached them to the lower part of the quilt.
I traced another triple Celtic spiral pattern on to some tear away stabiliser and hand embroidered through it on to the circle of grey marled felt to create another symbol for the quilt. The embroidery used a variegated linen thread to depict the rusting and ageing of the piece through time. The embroidered felt was backed with another piece of the same felt and stitched on to the main quilt.
I moved out of so many comfort zones with this piece and to my surprise thoroughly enjoyed putting it all together.
I have to admit that in the past I have often been guilty of skirting around the outside of projects but, thanks in a large part to the challenges thrown up by this group, I am now trying very hard to immerse myself in the process and make sure that I do not miss any of the experiences available.
I look forward to seeing how my fellow Endeavourers have risen to this challenge!