Fractal Ribbons - fractal art quilt by Rose Rushbrooke. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.

Fractal Ribbons

© Rose Rushbrooke 2015
24″ square

Pattern: Original fractal design.
Technique: Hand stitched.
Medium: Commercially printed cotton fabric.

Each year the High Fiber Diet group curates a collection of quilts for exhibition. For 2016 the theme is Make Our Mark, and the colours are neutral – black, grey, brown, white – plus less than 25% other colours. There are size options, 24″ square, 24″ x 42″, or 42″ x 24″. As it takes me a long time to hand stitch my work, and I didn’t have a long lead time, I opted for the smallest size.

There needed to be a “mark” in the piece. As small, or as large as wanted. I quilted my mark into one of the ready made squares at the lower edge of the piece (as seen here, 5th across and 3rd from the bottom of the image).

Fractal Ribbons - detail 1 of fractal art quilt by Rose Rushbrooke. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.
Deatail 1 of Fractal Ribbons

I embroidered a scattering of French knots in silk ribbon around the oval appliqué shapes.

Fractal Ribbons - detail 2 of fractal art quilt by Rose Rushbrooke.
Fractal Ribbons – detail 2 of fractal art quilt by Rose Rushbrooke.