I used wrought iron patterns for the first time in this quilt, after taking a holiday picture of a balcony in the South of France. The patterns were interpreted in smaller sections using a hand reverse appliqué method and the sections were joined together for hand quilting. Wrought iron scrolls were used as quilting motifs, sewn in a contrasting thread.
Hand reverse appliqué and hand quilting
*At this stage, I could only see wrought and cast iron designs as individual patterns. I liked the flow of the lines and the strong graphic shapes in the black fabric. I did not think about looking through them and imagining a view beyond.