We enter our third year of the Manitoulin Circle Project this month. You can see by the stitching on the left side of the second panel, Mended World, that it was ready to be rolled yesterday. Rolling a quilt on a frame needs more than one person. 110 different sets of hands have worked on the project over the two years. We celebrated. I made a cake. Lots of people came for that and the slide presentation about the first panel's creation and installation. The two panels that are still being pieced were put on display. In the lower right is the fourth panel, so far a grid of re-purposed wool. Precious Water, the third panel, is laid out above that, and in the back you can see Mended World on the frame. I have a pin wall in my studio at home, and have been trying to keep ahead of things. The lower half of Precious Water is entirely made from three inch squares. These are either reverse appliqued with dots or embroidered with horizontal stem stitches. They are being pieced together by hand.
Still lots more dots to make. It's careful work.
Lots of touching.
Lots of laughter.
Dots of love.