I can hardly believe it, but here we are. They’re all done. The finalists:
#34 – the painted grid:
#36 – the mended circle:
2.5″ circle cut from Arlee‘s eco-dyed cotton; layered and ‘mended’ along the seam. If only we could mend time in the same way.
A collection of fabrics in which there were already a variety of holes, cut and patched into a 3″ circle. Holes in worn fabrics are as inevitable as the lines on our faces as we age. I think of holes and rends on cloth as evidence of a long and productive life, and I like to preserve them wherever possible.
There are holes in time, too. If you have been with me from the beginning on this, you will know that these circles will be joined together to form a sampler quilt. Each circle a moment of time, a moment of peace, a small oasis of calm. Progress so far is good: