I do a lot of thinking on walks, and one day I composed the poem...
I chose the font "papyrus", centered the text and printed the poem onto June Tailor Colorfast prepared sheets.
It is transformed from ordinary to mystical looking in my opinion, perfect for the feel of this quilt.
I am using my own snow dyed fabrics as the large sky background, to give the feel of sun dappled forests.
Note the little hexies going in at the forest floor.
I fussed all day yesterday with proportion, shadow, and size of fabric cuts. It is due Monday night.
I will share more later but for now, here is a shot of the side border...
I bought this fabric, which is intensely more vibrant than this picture reveals from a dyer at the Houston Quilt show. It was expensive to me, $20 a yard. I bought a yard and have not allowed myself to use it yet.
Special fabrics need a special use.
I do need to use them however, not just keep them.
It was hard to cut into it, but I did. I'm glad I did.
There is such color and movement here, and it gives me joy to see it.
The quilt will be better for using it. The quilt is so personal, I think it will become one left up all year.
Of course I feel that way about most of my quilts since so many of them tell my story.
The fabric I will add along the trunk is from a Renaissance vest I made for Mr. color. This is the last of the remnants. I'll miss it. I've used it as a binding, as shadows, and now a trunk. Certain fabrics are just special!
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