Friday, 23 November 2012

Last of the 2012 Journal Pages

I really wanted to get this years Contemporary Quilters Journal Page challenge finished as I've found the blue ones difficult to create.  I really enjoyed doing the red and yellow ones  and though I do likethe colour blue, the monochromatic blue journal pages were just a bit too much. 
I have continued with the origin of nursery rhyme theme for this last one and chosen:
Humpty Dumpty
 From around the 15th century the name Humpty Dumpty was used to describe a large person (perhaps egg shaped..)   However in the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty was an oversized cannon used by the Royalists in the seige of Colchester.   The Royalists mounted the cannon on the church tower of St Mary at the Wall.  They used it to excellent effect on the Parlimentarian troups (aka Roundheads) and appeared at one point to be winning.  However, someone, probably Lord Fairfax got fed up of being hammered by Humpty and gave the order for the Roundheads to concentrate all their fire power at thechurch tower.  Which they did and eventually managed to breakdown part of the tower wall.   With the result that Humpty Dumpty then fell off the tower (wall) and rolled down the hill.   The Royalists tried unsuccessfully, despite all the Kings horses and all the Kings men, to put Humpty back on the wall.  
This took place in the Summer of 1648 and eventually on the 27 August (my birthday!!) after 11 and half weeks of seige, Lord Goring surrended the city to the Parlimentary forces.


Living to work - working to live said...

blimey - I didn't know that!

Journal quilts may be small, but they do take time don't they!


MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Annette. This is so interesting and I really like your journal page. Now that I'm doing a textile sketchbook/ journal, I'm paying more attention to your project--went back and looked again at the preceding pages. I can see how the imposed colors and theme might get to be a bit much.
Wishing you a happy holiday season with lots of stitching!
best, nadia