Katalin Horvath

Quilter, Textile artist

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Aboriginal art

I have always been fascinated by aboriginal art. The colourful dots and different symbols flowing in a current of ancient mystery.

I was wondering, if not painting how could I possibly put them into fabric. My first attempt on my quilt named Mother Earth Is Our Home I thread painted colourful dots around my little lizard. Also added some fabric dots cut and fused on the lizard, then secured with free motion straight stitches.

But I still wanted to make a whole quilt of this style. So I figured, that I could punch out some fabric circles from different fabrics, especially batiks, that have double sided fusible on the back...How great that would look on a black background...

First I cut out some yellow lizard shapes and fused them into the middle to create a centre piece. Then I segmented the area with some light lines. I was intending to continue with two additional, sep