Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Quilt square - work in progress
Well... I've finished my portion of the quilt square. It's next destination is Oregon where my friend Bobbie will work her quilting magic and turn this into a 9-square quilt piece. I'm excited to see the results once it's all done. After Bobbie finishes with the quilting part of it - she will send it off to her sister Anne in Minnesota where she will work some embroidery magic and add the finishing touches before it makes it's way to it's final destination.
The beaded portion is almost 4 inches square. Here's a close up...
Before I began the beading, I basted paper to the back of the fabric for stability and when the beading is done I moisten the outside edges and tear away any excess. For anyone that is interested in seeing how the back looks... it's not pretty...
Leaves of Grass
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman