Sunday, July 19, 2015

What About the Words?

This truly is SLOW going!  I woke up this morning and remembered the words.
How could I forget or not include the words fabric?
On Cynthia Hurd's end of this, she worked in a library...a place Filled with words and ideas!
On my end of things...I come from words.  My mama taught English, sold children's books, made up new song lyrics in many arenas...she read, she wrote lesson plans and generally embraced words her whole life.
I am cut from her cloth!  I have continued each of those traditions she began in my childhood. I read, write,make up new song lyrics with infants and young toddlers.  I even make up words now and then!

So, a few cuts and slips later...there are words.  There is also more light and I like that.

I need to finalize my decisions here so I can pin and stitch before the work week begins.
My current consideration is the balance of books to words (there are more words right now) and the random placement (which I pretty much like as is).

I should add that what is seen in the top photo is the all of it and it is bigger than Dee requested, to leave extra room for error!  Dee, you can cut off what you don't need and adjust as needed.  I've tried to keep the placement of the books/words/denim cloths with-in the 10 inch square.

Just goin,

Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2015


Liz Ackert said...

I know what you mean about slow going ... so much thought underlies this project

Nancy said...

Liz~ Boy, don't you know it!

Ms. said...

This is swell.....a tribute of sorts, a weave that connects you to your past, with it's heart at the center :->

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

good, excellent, I'm full of admiration for all of you involved in the Hearts quilt

jude said...

I like your Just Goin'

Peggy said...

Nancy, there is so much thought and kindness in this piece. And heart, too. It's just wonderful. The book cloth sort of gives me goosebumps. xo

Anonymous said...

I don't think I am going to be able to cut anything from anyone's squares! I just love how this is coming along... the mixing in of commercial print fabric and warm tones with all those blues. And, I love the button, and the puckered hem. In a way, these are statements.

Nancy said...

Michelle~ Thanks. Past, present and future too.

Saskia~ Thank you.

Jude~ That means a lot to me :)

Peggy~ It is nice to know how this is perceived by others. Thanks for the feedback.

Dee~ I love hearing the ideas of everyone regarding this piece. Thanks Dee.