Jun 06: Started this post to capture my ideas so I can get back to longarming. Must leave things tidy to be able to do that. I (think I) am wanting to come up with a simple but profoundly beautiful whole cloth wall hanging inspired by what I did for Dorothy. My research convinced me that the tree of life has profound scripture based meaning. It shares the theme I have in mind that LIFE matters, that LIFE is a choice no matter the past & that there is HOPE & LOVE even when we can't see or feel it. "The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63). These words changed my choices & thus my life. I hope this creation (whatever it turns out to be) will be soothing to anyone seeing it & perhaps invite conversation. Curious where I will end up with these ideas but the process has begun.
Jun 08: Need some quiet time this evening so I am drawing another idea actually on IQ this time. It looks like a coaster. Needs some spacial adjustments if nothing else.
Jun 09: Showed Dorothy my first draft. Of course she asked if I could incorporate a cross in the design. Yep.
Jun 12: Tweaked the patterns. Using Quilters Dream Wool batting to add definition.
Jun 18: Quilted a 16" version of #2.
Jun 19: Combined the patterns in the circular frame into one pattern.
Jun 20: Quilted a 16" version of #3.
Jul 01: Ordered a pillow insert from Pillows XPress.
Jul 11: Pillow insert is here. Pillow is done. Gave this to a very special, long time friend.