Well, here is my first offering to the group: "I will lift up mine eyes". Thread sketching on silk. A3 size.
I am not really religious, but as soon as I learnt that I would be able to participate in this theme of Architexture, I immediately started thinking about soaring and elegant cathedral ceilings. Perhaps I was sub-consciously influenced by Alain de Botton's concurrent visit to Australia to promote his most recent book. Over the past week, I have also had a work trip to Adelaide, known as Australia's City of Churches. Perhaps it is because of the start of Lent, I am not sure, but I knew this is what I wanted to represent.
The quilt was constructed with a base of white homespun and cotton batting, covered with layers of white, cream and pastel strips of different weights and textures of 100% silk, from the stash for eco-dying. You can see this in the following photograph of the completed quilt, taken on top of the lightbox.
I finished the opposite corner a lace truncated cross - again discovered amid the stash of silks.
Wonderful and thought-provoking theme. I am looking forward to the next one!