A piece made for the 21st Carrefour Européen du Patchwork 16 - 19 September 2015
Gaudi's "La Sagrada Familia" was the inspiration for this piece.
The ceiling inside is wonderful, made of granite, dark grey basalt and burgundy-tinged Iranian porphyry.
The mosaic work in between is made of Murano glass from Venice.
This is taken from a photograph I took inside the cathedral during a visit to Barcelona, it is a tiny piece of the whole ceiling many times enlarged.
I have used mainly my own dyed fabric, fused and machine stitched down.
Quilted in straight lines to emphasize the stark lines of the whole ceiling.
I have added Swarovski crystals to lighten and break the quite dull colours of the marble and stone.
I decided to leave the bottom edge unfinished as the cathedral is not finished either.
145 x 93 cmAlso shown in Prague April 2016