22”w x 40”L [56 cm x 101.5cm]
The “making do” Australian utilitarian quilts called “waggas” inspired the making of this modern, urban wagga. Using rusted cotton from my stash, I rubbed textured surfaces around my home and in the neighbourhood. An old quilt was repurposed as the base onto which I stitched sections using red thread and a machine utility stitch. The embroidered pieces came from a doily bought at my local thrift store.
Materials; cotton, silk, dye, oil paint stick, rusty objects, old quilt reused, threads
Techniques; rust dyed, rubbed, indigo dyed, embroidery, machine applique, machine pieced, machine quilted