I was tacking the back of Bears and Gators , the quilt I’m making for Sarah from Kim’s clothes, when I saw the clouds.
Often when I’m making a quilt from someone’s clothes,the old worn ones, the one’s I imagine are their favorites, sometimes also have stains on them. It’s my decision whether to cut them out or let them be.
When I was choosing the fabric for the back of this quilt, I came across one of Kim’s denim shirts that I wanted to use. The cotton fabric was right and the color was right, but it had bleach stains on it. I decided to use it bleach stains and all. But I didn’t think about it after that. Then, when I was tacking the quilt, I saw the clouds, out of the corner of my eye. They were on a five inch strip of fabric on the back of the quilt. They were the bleach stains that I decided to use. I didn’t notice them when I was sewing the back together, but now I could only see them as clouds. A soft blue sky with puffy white clouds.