I was talking to my friend Emily last night about my new quilt with the moths and warrior woman on it. I’m still trying to sort it out in my mind.
That’s so often how I work. I just start putting fabric together, letting it guide me than as I work on it, and after I’m finished I find the meaning in it.
Emily said it made her think of Versaille, that idea of the structured garden. I can see that. There is definitely the interaction between nature and humans, or more specifically women, in this quilt.
I’ve been working on getting the back and batting on it and finishing off some potholders that I made last week. Now it’s ready for tacking. I hope to be able to do that tomorrow.
As I was looking at it deciding on the color of yarn to tack it with, I saw my pincushions (made by Jane McMillan) and scissors on my stool and thought it would make a good photo with the quilt in the background.
I have great affection for my tools from my pins to my sewing machine. A photo like the one below feel in a way like a self-portrait.