This one – ‘Midnight’ – was finished over the weekend: a combination of patchwork and applique, with the binding pieced from black and ivory strips; all pieced and stitched by hand, as always. I really don’t think machine stitching is any quicker than working by hand. In fact, I think it would take me longer to work by machine. I know it looks as if I produce a lot of work, but I never feel as if anything is rushed. I don’t think I stitch particularly quickly. I do stitch a lot though.
The darkness of the background makes this quilt very difficult to photograph.
I did my best. It’s been very wet and overcast here this weekend.
Not really the best kind of weather for indoor photography… I never use a flash; I don’t like what it does to the colour of things.
This is number six (I think, though I’m starting to lose count) in the series concerning the search for peace. There has been some sort of shift while working on this cloth, and I haven’t quite worked out what it is, yet. I might say some more about that when I can be sure I’ve caught the words. Today will be a day for thinking about that.