Sunday, October 25, 2015

Quilty Great Fullness

This quilting space, these stacks of coloured plastic with quilting  projects and UFOs
(Unfinished Objects), this wonderful new-to-me Janome sewing/quilting machine, the lovely collection of threads that looks good enough to eat, these bright piles of fabrics all yearning to be picked for the next project, the books and mags with enough quilting ideas for two lifetimes – so
noticing the gradation of colours as leaves change from green to yellow, orange or red,
many quilts, so little time – the view of the field and sky from my chair as I sew, the way I look at the world now that I’m making landscape art quilts, noticing the gradation of colours as leaves change from green to yellow, orange or red, the way that light reflects off water,
the way that light reflects off water
the sky at different times of the day and how it affects everything, the friends I’ve made as I participate in guild activities, quilting retreats and road trips, my friends, family and colleagues who always have something positive to say about what ever I’m trying out now, 

the sky at different times of the day and how it affects everything
the new techniques I see and sometimes try as I participate in both online and in-person classes, the pleasure I get from reflecting and writing online through my blog about my projects and experiences, connecting through the web to quilters around the world, the thrill of finding quilters who have similar tastes and interests, this red rover computer that allows me to communicate with other quilters through linky parties and quilt-alongs, this colourful table runner whose free motion quilting (FMQ) makes it “pop”,
this colourful table runner whose FMQ makes it "pop"
the art that surrounds me as I write this on Mom’s dining room set, my daughter who accompanies me on my quilting journey by listening to my ideas, by advising me on the use of colour and by being my  #1 fan, the love and positive energy that I put into each creation, the feeling of connection as I get “in the zone” while creating beautiful things, and my pride in growing and learning as I advance on this wondrous quilting journey.
the way I look at the world now that I’m making landscape art quilts

With love and gratitude.
Andrée

I'm taking a creative writing course through the University of Toronto's Continuing Education. Turns out I love it! One of our exercises is to read Carin Makuz's great full and to write what we are grateful about. This is my quilting gratefulness. 

I've linked this up to Free Motion Mavericks

2 comments:

  1. Warms the heart and brings a glow! I think you've just about summarized the whole quilting experience!

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  2. Hello Andree,

    Lovely quilting on the table runner, and I love the way the greyish blue shades tone down the pinks and reds.

    Landscapes become really interesting once you start concentrating on how to depict them in quilts. I was out looking at the clouds the other evening and realised I was matching the sky to my threads. Borderline nuts, really.

    Thank you linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!

    Love, Muv

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