It is dead quiet in the house this morning... all the boys have left for work and my princess is still asleep.
The sky has that eerie quality today. You know, back lit, thunderous gray. I love the look of the sky like this, somehow the grass seems greener and the bark on the gum trees have more definition.
I thought I would show my latest quilting project. It is taking me ages to finish the quilting because I am trying to spend as much time as possible getting the garden under control before spring. It is hand and machine pieced and then hand quilted.
I have tried machine quilting, and whilst I adore the fact that I am finished in one afternoon, I hate the fact that I am finished in one afternoon. I find the hand quilting process so therapeutic and there is something in the completed project that gives me great satisfaction.
I am a fan of old quilts, threadbare and loved, quilts that tell a story. There is something amazing in strolling around a gallery and reading stories behind the quilts of old, or listening to old Aunt Jane share about her quilt from yesteryear- the hours of stitching. What was the maker thinking about, dreaming of, contemplating when she created it? The same goes for anything we create.. who will see it in years to come and ask questions about the maker?
I collected pieces of fabric for this quilt from here and there but mostly the fabric was bought for me by my boss on a trip to Canada. The actual pattern is a self produced concoction of two basic pieces - the compass and the star..
Have a terrific day, Vanessa