I am currently working on a large project - a quilt for the Quilter's guild. The theme is 'moving on' and I'm basing mine on Darwin's finches: The birds he studied when he was formulating his theories of natural selection and evolution.
There are 14 finch types in his study each of which will be embroidered onto a felt shape applied to a circle of patchwork. The circles are different colours depending on how the particular bird has evolved (based on the type of diet they have).
Keeping track of all of the different finch types is proving difficult at the moment, although I am enjoying the actual embroidery part.
The part that has taxed my brain the most has been trying to work out how to piece together the central quilt circle composed of three separate colours. (First time since school that i've had to use a protractor!) Circles in patchwork are always a bit tricky although I seem to have achieved the effect I wanted.
Kim is a textile artist based in Portsmouth. She studied Illustration at Kingston University before becoming a textiles teacher. She combines the two disciplines to create retro inspired fabric artworks and playful images of pop culture.