Wednesday, June 8, 2011

March Journal Quilt–finished

Only 2 months behind now!!
A cockroach changed my life
A COCKROACH CHANGED MY LIFE”
IDEA / INSPIRATION:
We were visiting my husband’s sister at the Gold Coast in March when she came out with this random statement.
We were commenting at the dinner table on how lucky they were to get their beautiful home on the Gold Coast and buying at the right time.
Well, she said “A cockroach changed my life”!!
She and her partner were living on a yacht and she was sick of the confined space and the whole atmosphere of marina life.
One morning she made her morning coffee and she was just about to take a sip when she saw the cockroach floating on top.
This was the final straw, and she went that day and began to look for a rental home unit. She found a small one bedroom unit and rented for a while until a unit in a nearby block came up for sale. She bought that, sold it for treble and the rest is history.
TITLE CONCEPT:
Sometimes we don’t know what or who is going to change the course of our life. It was amazing how one small cockroach changed the path of Catherine’s life.
TECHNIQUES:
Fusing, machine appliqué, fabric painting, embroidery.
For impact, I used the juxtaposition of pretty and delicate with creepy crawly ugly.
Finished 5 June 2011
(Size – Approx A4)

8 comments:

shirley said...

Your art quilt is fantastic, the cockroach is wonderful, particularly the hairy legs. Isn't it amazing what sort of things can change our lives forever, in this case for the better.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Di, WOW what a very very neat and unique art quilt. LOVE IT!! The colors are great and the story is fantastic. The wee roses around the Tea Cup is great. Hugs Judy

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Di,

What a great quilt! How did you make the roach? It is perfect. :)
I don't blame your friend from moving!
Hugs

teresa said...

Love it Di. Your jounal is fantastic and even though I hate cockroaches, yours is divine (can't believe I just said that!) The story behind it is just as wonderful xx

Anneliese said...

Goodness, like real! The cockroach - I can imagine the horror of seeing the beast in the cup.
But yours is safe and clean and beautiful!

retdairyqueen said...

Love it
For a cockroach its very cute

Julie said...

That's certainly got me to thinking about what has changed my life, food for thought! Beautiful roach too!

Linda said...

What a great art quilt Dianne, and a great story. Your cockroach looks so real, and reading the story, looking at the roach, oh dear, no wonder your friend was catapulted into a decision. Great story, thanks for the fun.