Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Magic of Shakespeare

I am a great fan of Shakespeare. I particularly love some of his more magical plays, such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, which I saw recently again, twice - once at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, and once on the BBC - an extraordinary version dreamed onto the TV screen by the team that made Dr Who - so you can imagine the fabulous effects they used to work magic on the viewers!

This quilt is called "The Play's the Thing" and uses Shakespeare's titles to work a design with text on a dark background.  It is made with a fused appliqué technique, and it is 40" by 33".  Measurements are the wrong way round - but it could be hanged the other way, as the titles are both vertical and horizontal.

1 comment:

  1. The text is very easy to read and vibrant with your colour choices Alicia. I didn't realise Shakespeare had written so many plays and sonnets.