I was doing yoga in my studio when I saw the dragonfly fabric on my shelf. I interrupted my practice to pull it out. Soon after I saw the yellow and deep red pieces that I would put above and below with the dragonflies.
Those yellow and red pieces are handmade although I can’t remember where they’re from. Someone sent them and other fabric to me a while ago. The woman who sent them is a geologist and did some traveling. I wish I remember more about it and her.
From the beginning the quilt had a feeling of ritual about it. The symmetry was unavoidable. Whenever I tried to deviate from it, it didn’t work.
So I let it be what it wanted to be.
Throughout making this quilt, there were many times when I had to leave it and come back to it. It’s not an easy one. Tonight, I got stuck again. I know I’m trying too hard. I want to get it resolved and I’m having a hard time being patient.
But I did step away from it and worked on something else for a while.
It’s bugging me though, like something I can’t remember, or a puzzle missing a piece.