Friday, May 21, 2010
We're beginning the second panel at the Little Current United Church. It's the simplest design of the four, a large circle made from small pieces inside a square made from larger pieces. The original design was painted on paper last summer. Striped fabric is made by sewing two strips of tablecloth or silk lengthwise, cutting the result in half and sewing it together along the long edge, then repeating this process about three more times. This is then cut into narrow strips and hand sewn with back stitch onto the twelve horizontal foundation strips. At the same time Earth Ark, the first panel, is being hand quilted. This is a big job, and I went into the church hall three times last week to work on it. A small group attends the project every week. I had hoped that momentum would build.