washing line quilt

I like how I find washing images on Pinterest now. It seems to be a theme with some people and just by following a few, these images pop into my stream. This one immediately caught my eye and I thought of a BBQ at a friend's place and off her daughter perched right on top of the hills hoist as the light faded from the sky and the adults sipped wine and beer. They even had a swing chair attached to the line somewhere.

At our place we don't encourage swinging from the clothes line, but we haven't banned it either.

Like a good pinner, I went back to the source and found that the work is called Hoisted and is by Jenny Bowker.

She says,  "I wanted to find an image that was iconic for Australia, but not edging into kitsch. A photograph by Marc McCormack of the Cairns Post was enchanting and with his permission, I used elements of his image. It evokes the smell of sheets dried in the sunshine, the wind in drying clothes, and the glee of children swinging on that Australian icon – the Hills Hoist.  

Techniques & Materials: Hand painted and commercial fabrics, free motion stitching and painting with Tsukineko inks. Machine piecing and raw edge appliqué. Wool mix batting (60% wool, 40% polyester). Free motion quilted."

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