Cheryl Kirby - Roses Are Red
From the coverlet, I was drawn to the bands of red and pink printed fabric bordering some of the text blocks and the individual appliquéd floral sprays. I used these two elements as symbols of the love that Mary put into every stitch of this quite poignant
design. I like to design around my own fabric stash, so produced a selection of my own fabrics with floral and textured motifs within this colour range. The grid nature of my design contrasts with the fluidity of the embroidered floral rose motifs.
Materials and techniques:
Cotton fabrics mono printed, stamped, stencilled and painted using a Gelli Plate Acrylic and silk paints.
Piecing and appliqué.
Free machine embroidery and quilting.