The fabrics used here include a mono-print ‘door’ set in a doorframe of matching hand dyed fabric with a thin ‘shadow’ of black and blue batik. The ‘wall’ fabric is an African waxprint- this might seem an unlikely choice but once painted, it will give a livelier appearance than a more conventional print or plain fabric. Make up sandwich with low loft wadding and backing and secure with safety pins.
Simplified stitching patterns for the wall area can be obtained by drawing round the main shapes on a photograph with a felt tip or marking pen.
Leave some areas un-quilted
Once stitching is complete, trim off excess wadding and backing and mount the quilt securely on a drawing board with masking tape ensuring it has a taut surface.
Next step: painting