I saw many beautiful window screens last year in China. I loved the simpler ones, based on squares and rectangles. They inspired me with drawing this grid, which also makes me think a little bit of a log cabin block, courthouse steps style.
I burned two thermal screens from my drawing. I found the marks on the first one a bit too thin, so I did a second one with thicker lines. I finally used them both for printing the central square panel, using red, gold and blue paint.
Once I was happy with the printing, I added red and gold borders, with a touch of blue and green, because these are the colours I remember of Beijing.
The piece is machine and hand quilted.
I'm rather pleased with this quilt, and it's given me many ideas for other pieces...
Please don't forget to have a look at the Twelve by Twelve blog to see the other 12x12 window quilts.