|"Scrapping it Up" 54" X 57"|
They say, if you throw a stone in Minnesota you will hit a lake...
you know, the whole 10,000 lakes thing, right?
Well, I can safely say, if you throw a stone in Alabama, you break a Church window!
The common theme where I am from is every town
has a church and a bar...I was rather surprised that every other building in
Alabama was a church! I've never seen so many Churches in my life!
I loved it! I wish I had counted how many I had seen!
How do they fill all of them? There seemed to be more churches then houses!
Why am I telling you this? Because as I sat down to quilt this,
I had thoughts of doing a bunch of funky straight line quilting.
I started doing so, and quickly realized I was struggling with the quilt.
|I used Aurifil GR 30 MT 1300 cotton thread.|
The space of JOY I was in when I created the top, was not going into the quilting...
So I stopped.
I sat there, and thought about the experience. How the Pettways just sat right
down and start quilting, and breaking into gospel songs...
That is what I wanted in this quilt.
So I began with my walking foot in the lower right hand corner doing Baptist Fans.
Then I realized the curved lines were much to perfect.
I really wanted to keep the vibe of my expereince in this quilt so I thought,
"Can I free motion Baptist fans?"
I must be crazy.
It will either be a mess or I may learn a thing or two...
I went with the "learning a thing or two."
|I left the raw fringe edges of the linen through out the quilt for texture.|
Is it perfect?
It's not a mess either! Wahoo!
Did I wing it,
and learn more about controlling my quilt under the freemotion foot?
Did it stay in the spirit in which it was made?
Do I love it?