I’m trying to figure out what to call these pieces I’ve been making on other people’s old quilts. I haven’t come up with it yet, but I’m sure it’s out there, just waiting for me to find it.
This old quilt, that someone sent me, was twice the size it is now and had a big hole in the middle of it. I cut it in half and hung it on my wall this morning. So far, I’ve done three of these types of pieces. I’ve stitched on them and drawn on them with markers. That’s what I’m planning on doing on this one too.
There’s a tree on one of the paths in the woods where I walk that reminds me of lace. It’s really just a burly stump hollow on the inside. But it grabs my attention every time I pass it and reminds me of my idea to make a tree from lace.
So I began making this tree out of a piece of lace this morning. I tacked it with just enough stitches to give it the shape I wanted.
I didn’t really know what I was doing but it came together so easily, it surprised me a bit.
I haven’t stitched the moon on to the lower right side yet. I’ve already moved it a few times. It was the first thing I added to the quilt. It’s from that same Zodiac blanket that Cindy gave me that I’ve used in the last three quilts I made.
I have a couple of vague ideas for what I want to do next, but I’m having a hard time picturing how it will look yet. Guess I’ll just have to sit and stare at it a little longer.