|Carving Mother Nature|
There is a definite hierarchy of fabric in my stash. Most favored are the Shibori and Hand-Dyed. Commercial fabrics aren’t even a close second. At the bottom of the heap are Fat Quarters. I sometimes wonder why I ever bought them.
But I must’ve had a reason, right? I must’ve seen something I liked or wanted. Some potential. And so began my initial idea for Betty’s Tet challenge: unleash the hidden potential in my least favored fabrics.
I figured the only way to have a successful quilt with undesirable fabrics would be to choose a desirable topic. I’ve always wanted to do a canyon quilt and I love all things water-related; it seemed logical to combine the two. Which, interestingly, represents another nuance of hidden potential.
Think of a water drop: clear, small, amorphous. No one’s afraid of a drop of water. And yet, it is the source of life. 50% to 75% of the human body is comprised of water. 3-4 days without water and a person would perish.
If asked which were stronger, water or rock, I imagine most would say rock. But drops of water can create rivers and currents and waves strong enough to carve rocks. In its seemingly innocuous, liquid clarity, a drop of water holds limitless power.
I used the hidden potential of both water and fabric to create “Carving Mother Nature” 18” W x 27” H. Made exclusively of commercial cotton fabrics from my stash of strips, scraps and lowly fat quarters. The words water source of life are quilted into the foreground.
|Water Source of Life|