well, there’s this gap so I will add some text. the above picture shows the stitching in circles that were so much fun. It’s just a nice lazy walking stitch ever expanding….and it’s symbolic for me because i think that all of life is circular and it all just keeps coming back around on itself.
you can quote me on that. “Life is a circle. ”
here is the one i finished this winter and i really love the colors. i look at it now and i see a few spots i would have done differently so i’ll know that next time!!!!!!
the one on top, i finished a year or two (or three) ago. I think i was just playing around with sewing jean legs together and also a bunch of my kids old pants they had worn out…. the quilting is circular. I started in the center and just kept working my way out and around and around…..i made it before I had even heard about the quilts of Gee’s Bend and I think it looks quite GEE’s BEND like.
I got the book “THE QUILTS OF GEE’S BEND” and I started looking through the pictures and reading the stories of the women and I got all choked up….the quilts are so organic and primal. They speak to me because they are so simple, so unassuming and so very very practical. I believe that the essence of piecework and quilting is to create warmth and beauty from scraps, leftovers and worn out stuff.
creating something from nothing.