Saturday, March 22, 2008

A project (or procrastination)


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Over the past few weeks, a girlfriend and I have been swapping some teaching duties, playing to our strengths. She has been teaching Heather to sew, and I've been instructing four kids in the art of writing papers.
Heather's completed a pillow, a nightgown, and curtains for her room. Then she bit off a BIG PROJECT. What started out as an idea for a quilted table runner ended up as an entire queen-sized quilt. Over the past two weeks, we've taken large pieces of cloth, cut them into small pieces, then sewed them back into one large piece. Hmmm. Seems silly while you do it, but when you're done, it's such a beautiful result. There is cohesion, order, and the conclusion tells a story.
We had so much fun with the animal print fabrics. Mixing, matching, and we even have one Amish square in there where one of the orange fabrics doesn't match the other three in the square.
Kind of like writing a novel, huh? All the colors, the possibilities, the aspects and choices, but laid down in the right pattern makes a beautiful patchwork that tells a story.

3 comments:

  1. The quilt is beautiful. What an accomplishment. Well done, Heather!

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  2. She's done a lovely job! Quilting is so fun and relaxing.

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  3. Heather's quilt is gorgeous. And, yes, I used to cut perfectly good fabric into tiny pieces, sew them together, and hold my breath as new beauty emerged. I loved the creative process--the quilting part not so much. Which is why there are several quilt tops launguishing in the top of my closet waiting for some kind soul to finish them. Congrats to your daughter for a splendid job!

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