So, I took my little Adrinka symbol squares and sewed them on my plank piece in a winky wanky fashion and thought 'Phew, got away with that!'
Then, I sprayed the piece ready to block it and as if by magic one side of the piece turned bright red - some colour from the backing fabric had leeched through! Into the washing machine with a colour catcher it went. The red dye came out easily but so did the colour on the strip cloth - out came the paints. I didn't quite manage to capture the warmth of the original colour, but I was quite pleased with the end result.
The piece has now been handed over and you can see it and the other 'plank' pieces, which vary enormously in size, at www.buyaplank.com/ . The quilts are now available for bidding on the site. They will also be shown together at the British Quilt and Stitch Village in Uttoxeter on 25th, 26th and 27th April 2014 where viewers can place a bid in person. Bidding will finish when that show finishes. All quilts have a starting bid of £75. "May we encourage you to view the gallery and, even if you cannot bid,
to enjoy the art, to be inspired to make your own art and to consider
how you could use it to help others."