Saturday, September 17, 2011
Starting my quilt
I spent some time today working on my quilt for the book. I was struck by how the death of one person helped free Nell from her old life to begin anew. I was also struck by Eleanor's attachment to the quilts of her former teacher and mentor. I built some fabric for the background of my quilt. The red represents the death. I wanted it to look like a stain on a quilt like the one in the book. Out of this stain will grow beautiful flowers to represent the new life Nell and Eleanor are headed toward. I know the flowers will be applique but I am still deciding on applique or embroidery for the stems. The background piece is 15" x 15". I will probably put a border around it before I quilt it. I will post my progress as it happens.