My very old scarf, fabric from the quilt designer, Kenna Ogg and fabric that I brought home with me from India. That’s what Paradigm Shift is made of.
Except for the back. That came from Linda.
I couldn’t find the right fabric for the back of the quilt. I even went to the new thrift store in town, sure it was there. But when I got back to my studio, I realized the clothes I bought thinking I could use, didn’t work. (Although I did cut the long linen skirt short on one of the dresses I bought for the fabric and hemmed it. So instead of using it in a quilt, I’m wearing it).
Then I thought of the box of clothes and fabric that Linda sent me. I had gone though it, but still hadn’t put it all away on my shelves. I dug though it as if I knew what I was looking for. And I’m sure somewhere inside of me I remember the Indian bedspread on the bottom of the box. I pulled it out and after trimming the edges, it was a perfect fit, in every way.
When I look at Paradigm Shift, I think of those little plastic puzzles with the square pieces that you move around to make a picture. The quilt looks like it has movable parts to me.
Erika was interested in Paradigm Shift when I was working on it and she let me know. So Yesterday, when I finished it, I sent her a photo of it and she bought it. So soon it will be on its way to its new home on the other side of the country.