|This was a pattern I followed but even in those early days|
I changed it!
I was originally making it browns but it got so boring
so I added a some blue and that gave it some life.
I started quilting almost 25 years ago to do just that. Mark time.
|Simple Brick quilt with double boarder.|
To show myself that during a day I could accomplish something.
|I label my blocks (top left corner)|
while I hang them vertically
on a design wall
I could hold up my tangible quilt block and say, "Today, I did this."
|This quilt was put together a few years ago.|
Notice the blue square with the shibori circle.
I made that in Verona. The rest of the fabrics
are blues from my fabric stash.
It is being quilted at this moment.
The other things I was doing were not tangible.
|The centre fabric is washable silk. |
The outside strips are men's cotton shirts,
Italian, of course.
Every day, I read books to my four children. I made snacks and three meals per day that were gobbled up. I prepared science experiments so we could explore together. I helped button the dress-up clothes and sat as the audience and watched plays. I walked to the park and went down the slide with them. I gave four children a bath every night.
|This quilt was also a pattern. I didn't change it.|
(that's not usual for me)
I did choose my own fabrics.
This past holiday the six of us were all together. I was able to see what I had done over time. The four young adults love each other. They are on the path of happiness. They feel good about themselves.
|Hearts and friendship stars,|
detail of "Baby Earth" quilt
which hangs on our third floor.
The quilt was inspired
by a favourite children's book
I am so happy I marked time that way.