This is the final challenge run by Persimon Dreams for this year and the theme is “Time is up”.
I came across with this picture of a mother and baby polar bear on a floating iceberg on my Facebook feed a few week back. It was painful to see.
As I work in a textile industry, I often feel guilty of being in it since this industry is one of the biggest environment polluter. I don’t think I can not stop what I am doing but I hope I am doing for some good.
One thing is that I do try to use up every bit of fabric. Only bits smaller than my thumbnail go to the bin or rather the compost heap since they are cotton made.
This quilt is made mostly from scraps in my scrap box except a few of large strip to up size the scale.
All were pieced as improvised.
I don’t know why but I didn’t want to icebergs to be look like iceberg so they remained in square shape but I added quilting to distract the shape. I should have made them much thinner? It was much larger before trimming and composition changed slightly. I need more practice on that. Or maybe I shouldn’t have the second bear?
These are my hand drawing of poler bears which I quilted just with lines.
Quilting was done with wavy lines and occasional swirl in the sea and horizontal lines in the sky.
I might change it a bit but for now it’s finished.
I finished the edge with facing and to use up fabric, I used selvage too.
It’s around 30″W by 20″H, a small wall hanging.