The Fractal's Out of the Bag - fractal quilt by Rose Rushbrooke. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.

The Fractal’s Out of the Bag

© Rose Rushbrooke 2002
24″ square

Pattern: Original design.
Technique: Hand stitched.
Medium: Hand dyed and printed cotton fabric.

Doesn’t this piece remind you of the Cat in the Hat? Something just popped out of the bag. This came about from an exchange of studio scraps – Bag O’ Stuff. My scraps came all the way from Washington and the colours were not something I would choose. Push yourself and it’s amazing what you can do.

The hand pieced curved sections are appliquéd onto the grey background fabric and then outlined with variegated embroidery floss.

Detail 1 of The Fractal's Out of the Bag - fractal quilt by Rose Rushbrooke. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.
Detail 1 of The Fractal’s Out of the Bag

Close lines of quilt stitches fill the background fabric. The curved seams are quilted stitch-in-the-ditch.

Detail 2 of The Fractal's Out of the Bag - fractal quilt by Rose Rushbrooke.
Detail 2 of The Fractal’s Out of the Bag

The binding is made of pieced fabrics used in the quilt – giving a striped effect.

Detail 3 of The Fractal's Out of the Bag - fractal quilt by Rose Rushbrooke. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.
Detail 3 of The Fractal’s Out of the Bag