24" x 40" (61cm x 101.6cm)
This quilt uses two traditional quilt blocks; Arkansas Snowflake and Aunt Eliza's Star. The hand dyed 100% cotton fabrics are traditionally pieced and quilted by machine. The heron is painted with heat fixed fabric paints and Derwent Inktense pencils. Low loft polyester batting.
The Grey Herons on Rietvlei near my home stand, almost motionless, for hours on end, just waiting to take the opportunity to catch a passing fish. This is my attempt at capturing the patience of these beautiful birds.