Last night I reached the edge of where the purple is.
...quilting with violet rings, the ripples. I have begun to use the natural curve, the curves of the feathers. Letting them extend, melt in, sympathize with the circles of One-ness that I am using as the first stage of quilting. Each forms a gesture, like the birth of a new ripple.
In the morning, I think to myself i will finish this corner today.
I went outside, and the Mums said, "Yes, let's do purple today!" .
In the morning's sideways light, I can get a feel for how the stitch from the day before is changing the texture of the cloth. So much changes, slowly, with stitch. How cloth touches cloth. The feel of it. How the pieces begin to move together. Flow as one.
The fire element holds the center. I have begun to add the water element as a series of spirals and rings that act as a connector, both for the layers and a surface texture. They form a kind of ripple effect. An old sea. I will use them to make the components flow together, and also as a guide to add more feathers and the basket motif for some extra sense of holding and keeping here and there. When many things come together, flow is very important. Very useful. One thing into another that still allows for going. Just going together. Peace.
As you might recall, I was pinning up the remaining feathers on the wall (right over the lion quilt), sorting them by color, to see what was left. I might have enough for another cloth. Or 2. This is not all of them, I ran out of pins. And then there are the stones. This thing is so much bigger than what I had envisioned. I will be using some of these in the first cloth, but what if I use the white/ light background ones in a new cloth. ? And I am thinking of collecting some new components. Oh my mind is whirling.
This post is in reference to the Magic Feather Project.
OK I posted enough these past days. Back to Diaries for a while.