Anamorphic Cat - catoptric perspective, conical mirror quilt by Rose Rushbrooke. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.

Anamorphic Cat

© Rose Rushbrooke 2011
8″ h x 8″ w

Pattern: Stylised cat.
Technique: Hand appliquéd and quilted.
Medium: Commercially printed cotton fabric and flexible mirror.

Part of the permanent collection of the Michigan State University Museum

A small sample anamorphic quilt using the design of a cat. Catoptric conical perspective is used. The quilt reflects a morphed cat onto a conical mirror.

Detail 1 of Anamorphic Cat - catoptric perspective, conical mirror quilt. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.
Detail 1 of Anamorphic Cat

Commercially printed cotton is cut into shape and hand appliquéd onto the background.

Detail 2 of Anamorphic Cat - catoptric perspective, conical mirror quilt. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.
Detail 2 of Anamorphic Cat

The morphed cat is outlined with hand quilting.

Detail 3 of Anamorphic Cat - catoptric perspective, conical mirror quilt. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.
Detail 3 of Anamorphic Cat

The conical mylar mirror is stitched onto the background with smoky nylon thread. You can see the cat reflected in the cone.