On the table today is the fourth in the ‘In Search of Peace’ quilts – ‘Dusk’.
The background for this one is a square of lightweight cotton denim under a layer of very fine white tulle. I’ve again used the cream/black silk yarn to couch down some outlines, and I’m quilting it with cotton perle threads, using comparatively large stitches.
This one has quite a nice rhythm. I work a line of quilting, then pause, look at it, decide where next to work a new line, and repeat this sequence. There is probably more stopping-and-thinking time in this one than stitching-time. And I think that’s what I like most about hand-stitched work: the work keeps all this time safe. It remembers. It holds and records the time between stitches, the space between doing and being.