Karen Hurrell - No Words Can Express
I was strongly affected by the quotations and chose a design based on square frames, with other shapes from the quilt used in the quilting. Initially intending to incorporate words within these frames and after considering various options for text relating to children and loss, I decided to leave the squares blank as a symbol of the gaps left in people's lives by the loss of children. I chose colours similar to the original quilt when printing the fabric, using limited pale areas to give a subdued effect more appropriate to the topic.
Materials and techniques:
Cotton fabric, screen-printed by maker and some commercial fabric.
Cotton, polyester and viscose threads.
Lightweight cotton wadding.
Machine piecing and quilting.