The turn around is quick with only a week to finish and link up and usually life and other deadlines get in the way. Voting for my favorites is about all the joining in I've been able to squeeze in but not this time.
In the spirit of multi-tasking, I decided to take the opportunity to use the theme for a gift that I wanted to make anyway.
My granddaughter has been a collaborator in many projects and letting her curate the fabric was fun for both of us. Obviously I didn't use all of the pull but she enjoyed unpinning and unrolling the pieces from their boards. She also added two words to her vocabulary: "Insulated and Laminated".
The original orientation was this direction because it reminded me of a lotus blossom. A design concept that I'd like to revisit. I don't use or organize my notions very well so I was proud of myself for owning and more importantly being able to locate where I kept the Insulbrite, snap closure and laminate.
I shared this sneak on IG captioned "Forge your Own Path". My take on the theme may seem a bit on the lighthearted side of the spectrum as I'm sure there will be deep meaning tributes by others but that's OK.
Embracing the Bold and Brave within my creative self and taking that approach to quilting and designing is very heartfelt and genuine.
Depending on the angle viewed you get a different perspective with the curves and that feels symbolic as well. In more recent years, I've explored "meaning in the make" concepts and if there isn't a direct prompt it has a way of creeping in subconsciously.
The size was partly dictated by the size of the piecing but I made sure it was practical for use and could hold a reusable water bottle with room for snacks.
It's a bonus to discover other makers who participate and also the sponsors, like Therm O Web - talk about a selection of notions, wow! Linking up HERE at Persimmon Dreams. Instagram hashtag is #pqseason9. Check it out even if you aren't playing along and be sure revisit when voting opens.
Started 5pm Sunday 2/4/2018
Finished 10pm Monday 2/5/2018
Fabrics/notions: essex Linen, Thermalbrite, stash quilt cotton, laminate, magnetic snap, aurifil 40& 50wt thread.
Sewing machine: Babylock Symphony
Original design. made in Capitola, CA