Thursday, June 23, 2011

meditation panels in June

The church hall was set up to serve a dinner party last Thursday and the Mended World meditation panel was propped against the back wall.It was as good a reason as any to work outside. I've finally decided on how to hand quilt the 'heaven' part of the Earth Ark panel. We began a new technique. Reverse applique. Linen damask tablecloth is layered on top of blue silk or cotton fabric. A hole is cut in the top layer to reveal what is underneath. It takes practice to neatly hand stitch the dots. We need masses of these dots to make up the bottom half of the third meditation panel. The fellowship the group enjoys on Thursdays seems to be stitched into these panels. Drop in attendence is encouraged over the entire day.

6 comments:

Notjustnat said...

The process looks therapeutic and harmony. I wish I was there to give a hand. Enjoy Nat

arlee said...

the glow from behind in that first photo--oh boy. truly a transformation with needle and thread to faith and time

Linda said...

It looked beautiful at the dinner Judy. Must come do some dots! L

Gina said...

This is such a wonderful project Judy. Doesn't the first panel look wonderful with the light glowing through it.

Micaela Fitzsimmons said...

The textures are so beautiful, and the light shining through the panel is magic. Truly meditative, even in a small online image.

montse llamas-artsandcats said...

Surely, the fellowship of all this people working is trasmited into the quilt!

I'm looking forward to see this reverse dots in action.