Anyway a bit about the quilt. It was inspired by marks on cloth: this piece of cloth from bought from Jo Lovelock, and a piece of my own indigo arashi shibori dyed brown silk organza. Searching the internet for photos linked with dislocation brought up various MRI scans and X-rays of dislocated bones which these fabrics reminded me of. A few years ago I had a 'mallet injury' of my left hand pinkie and had a sneaky look at my x-rays on the way between hospitals. It was a very peculiar angle and required splinted strapping for 6 weeks. I briefly considered that as a quilt but decided on something more abstract related to it.
blue threads to machine stitch with
Once quilted ( I particularly liked the 12wt Wonderfil ) I took photos of the 4 different permutations of the indigo organza over the top, spending quite a while deciding which I liked best.
Inspired by accidental marks on cloth reminiscent of bone fractures and dislocations revealed through X-rays and MRI scans.
Even with modern scanning techniques, detection depends on the experience and interpretation of the viewer.
Tray-dyed cotton sateen fabric dyed by Jo Lovelock cut up and reassembled, machine stitched with 12wt and 40wt cotton threads. Floating top layer of silk organza with hand-rolled hems, attached at top and bottom, hand-dyed with indigo using arashi shibori.