Lyn Ayres considers her quilts creative and practical artworks.
The colours in the quilt are a reflection of the evening sky seen when travelling along the Acle Straight. The quilts have developed from her interest in ‘make do and mend’.
She works with colours and fabric exploring pattern cutting and stitched construction. Fabric sources always include a mixture of recycled and new materials. Lyn tries to work with natural materials including cotton and linen but thinks that some recycled mixed fibres is acceptable. She collects fabrics together to reflect her idea and work on the sewing machine to produce an initial design that evolves throughout the construction. The completed quilt top is layered using recycled sheets as a backing. The quilting Is completed with simple running stitches. The quilt can be washed at 30C and gently ironed.
140cm x 200cm approx.
Mixed fibres with upcycled fleece wadding and repurposed sheet backing with navy cotton hand quilting detail.