Patch to Patch Lining is something I need to talk more about. I use the same overcast method as in Paperless Piecing (video link in sidebar in case you are new here)). Just stitching around the edge with pieces back to back. Works great to simply line a small piece. Making the edge a seam. A meeting place. There is more to that for larger pieces. Later...
The best time to witness Fresh. I think it's that green that is like no other.
Outside. Stay outside. Still quite cool at night, mornings require one small fire to take the nip out of the inside air. Sleeping is very fine. Waking to birdsong.
The warm winter allowed a lot of clearing. Keeping the brush at bay. This has given us more open space around the garden and an open path down the hill to the back of the house. Robins are loving it. Some fresh green weed has carpeted the exposed soil and made it all glorious.
Unfortunately the deer also have a clear path to the garden. I get up extra early, keeping watch over new growth, especially the lilies that they love to munch on at daybreak. We already lost most of the tulips. Time to use some pee.
There are piles of fresh cuts seasoning. One other reason for all the clearing is to make this land seem more usable, for putting it up for sale is in the near future.
I've got this under the needle today and fresh thoughts are forming.
I'm continuing from here. In the blue light of morning.
The raw seam will hold the center. Maybe a kind of honesty. A frame for that.
I'm not around on the web much. I'm reading some but not saying. Short on words and working through that. I suppose I might go either way. I find myself caught by the thoughts between one word and another. They echo back at me and I say "what?"
I am using up some old linen and cotton upholstery samples I have here to build the cabin. Using things up. The back of the cloth is on the up side here, the print will show on the other side, thought it does show in a subtle way on this side as well. Since the base cloths are thick yet soft, this will be a single layer blanket, no batting or backing will be added. So the one side and the other side will actually be one, exchanging places now and then. Inside out. Outside in. Exposed. Quiet.
I suppose Path and Home have crossed over in my mind today.
I did do some stitching. The center panel is eco printed silk. You might find out a lot about the Eco Print process by looking into the books by India Flint. The only departure here is that I cut the plant material (in this case onion skins)into shapes because leaf prints are not my thing and everyone is doing that at this point. Right? Just trying to find my Way. I don't feel it is my place to teach this process. India is listed on my Placekeeper page under Wander and not Get Lost. I made a few jottings today. To gather my thoughts. Noting more than ever how they cross over. And Patchwork has surfaced again in more of a story form. I continue.
Ultimately I arrived here. With the Heart's Path at the center of Home. Now configured as some easy going Log Cabin arrangement. And I think I will leave the center block framed by a softer raw edge by simply making that seam inside out. Normally I might entertain doing these long seams on the machine. But I put the machine away for good. A long hand stitched seam is more like wandering than running toward a destination. So I will do a bit of that.
Notes to self:
1-The log cabin block is very much like a basket.
2-Seams might be used as personal symbols in some way.