stencil, screened, fused cotton
11 x 14
My first thought went to the obvious: clocks and watches, which I tried to avoid, but images using clocks kept dancing though my head, so I decided to stop fighting it! The idea for Tea Time came when I decided to make a pocket watch the focus of the quilt. I bought this watch at the Portobello Antique Market in London, 1967. The key that came with it was not the correct one, so it has been stuck at almost 4:10 for decades. Traditional British afternoon tea is served between 4:00 and 6:00pm, so I had a working concept: teapot, cup and watch against the British flag. I stenciled the flag and then screened images of European clock towers on it taken from my photographs.
As a confirmed anglophile, I am pleased with finally being able to use my British pocket watch ( or image of ) after all these years!