I know it’s been a bit since a quilt has been posted. Sorry. I have tons to post. It’s just been super busy around here. I haven’t even been able to sew anything of my own…..but I did manage to quilt my Son’s graduation quilt I will share that later in the week. But I have been dreaming of quilting this quilt and I had all of the elements floating in my head…and they were finally just exploding to come out. Sometimes I have to act on that because it’s inspiring to me…and it keeps me from experiencing burnout during the daily grind of my job. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE-LOVE my job but just like with any job there is a downside and when you are constantly going-going-going during high peak times you have to find that place of rest to re-charge so you can keep going. Creative people will understand this….that if you find a project or task inspiring it will fix that even if it’s doing the same thing you always do…..in fact it helps me tremendously to do something highly creative to re-charge. So this was my “re-charge” project.
My MOST favorite type of quilting is quilting that tells a story. When my work shines is when I get to tell a story within the elements of quilting…it all “makes sense” doesn’t it?
So I think, I talk about God just a little bit…he’s my lifeline and the reason I wake up each day. If not for the open communication and prayer I would not be here today. I know this in my core. I wanted to represent the story of prayer to me through my quilt. I had all of the elements worked out in my head except one area when I pinned it on….and I knew once I started it would come to me.
First I knew I would quilt an arrow pointing up for the Pray. We pray and our prayers go up to Our Father. we pray because of all of the chaos in our lives-> so one side of the cross is just chaos. nothing makes sense…and it’s random…nothing organized and it’s a mix of everything. You can can assign that mess anything you want. Than the Pray Arrow interceded and delivers communication to God.
He hears our prayers…and he speaks to us. He gives us peace. But more importantly he knows that we all need to hear or see things differently. So each ray from the Sun represents a different form of communication. So we have many ways to see, hear, taste, feel his presence.
Then all of those pebbles of wisdom, faith, love, hope, basically whatever we need fall down and we catch them in our net. That’s the cross hatching …my net. As you can see I purposefully left areas of the net with gaps un-quilted because sometimes we are imperfect and we let those pebbles, pearls ect fall through the gaps.
Under the net..the swirls represent putting those pearls into motion. He can answer our prayers all day and night..but if we don’t hear him, grab them and put them into motion then it’s our fault not his. He does everything to help us and answer us. We have to be open to receiving his messages because he sends them.
Here is the back of my quilt.
I feel recharged and thankful that I get to tell this story through my talent. I know when it all comes from…my lifesource.
If any of you need prayer…please contact me. I will gladly do that for you.
However, know that your prayers are heard day and night.