10/12/2009

Monday - A Stitch in Time


Watcing storyteller Diane Williams working on some hand quilting while she listened to stories in Jonesboro made my hands start itching to sew a bit. I have never hand-pieced a quilt. Thought I would try. All I had at hand in PA were some funky scraps but they were good enough to use for practice. I decided to try a nine patch. I love the simplicity of that pattern and the strait seams seemed to me to be pretty uncomplicated.
And they are - its the measuring that is hard for me. I am an "essence" person and true measuring is a burden for me.

But I am loving woking with the fabrics and the hand-sewing.
Another plus is that its meditative - and I can stitch while I am practicing stories. Multi-tasking is handy.

6 comments:

Granny Sue said...

I love those colors!

Mary said...

You know, those colors are growing on me as well. It must be your arrangement of them . . . .

ELLOUISESTORY said...

Mary, it is the arrangement. I have always worked with color with the ideas of Delacroix - "give me mud and I will make it look like the skin of Venus depending on what I put next to it." Or something like that anyway. Its a great painters game - take ugly colors and make them beautiful.

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