plotting a grid of 179  pressing the seams

The images above show the coverlet that I’m producing for Imperial War Museum North, to commemorate the beginning of the First World War. On the left is the face (complete with stickers indicating a grid pattern) and on the right the reverse of a patched section. The interlocking shapes are crosses – inspired by designs for Red Cross quilts of the period, made and auctioned to raise funds for the wounded. I’ve been sewing them together by hand, which is a painstaking process. Thank goodness for re-runs of Cagney & Lacey, which keep me going, mid-afternoon!

The overall coverlet design is inspired by RE Farm Cemetery in Belgium, where my great granddad died and is buried. My family discovered the grave a few years ago, re-igniting an interest in the Great War and its ramifications from a personal perspective.

Keep posted for further developments…