Wednesday, May 30, 2007

under the needle

Sounds like a medical procedure, and come to think of it, I always felt that way about doing the actual machine quilting part. Ick. Today, for the first time in what feels like a year, I sat down at the sewing machine. This is a detail of a piece that has been sitting, unfinished, for about 4 months . I finally sat down to quilt it.
I made it without any preconceived notion of where it was going or what it was saying. Then, as I began to quilt, it spoke.

It was the stitching that made me SEE -- an experience I have never had before. Now that I know what it is saying, I shall have to listen closely so I don't miss it when it tells me its name.

4 comments:

deb said...

Finding and isolating or linking those dyed/painted elements is like the frosting on the cake for me - I'm always saving the best for last.

Judy said...

It's gorgeous Rayna. Love the colors!!

Shirley Goodwin said...

Ummm...my work speaks to me too. And tells me its name.

Nellie Bass Durand said...

That's the trick ... to be "listening" when the piece "speaks" ... to quiet the inner chatter and critic.