Sunday, February 28, 2010

circles do not end

Another update on the Manitoulin Community Circle project. Yes, it continues on every Thursday in the Little Current United Church hall. We are finishing the first of four 90 inch square panels that will eventually hang in the sanctuary.I've given nick-names to each of the components. When I was researching circle imagery I read that when a circle is divided in half horizontally, the lower half represents water, the upper half sky.

The green dotted area is in the water, kind of an earth ark - maybe even Manitoulin Island itself. I've stitched a piping around the curved edges, partly to strengthen them a bit, partly to define them.

We are now working on the 'sky' area.

This is made from strips of vintage linen tablecloths, foundation pieced in sections.
Some of the dilligent participants want to keep the project going while Ned and I are away for two weeks.
There is a pattern to follow and experienced sewers will start newcomers on a section of sky, so please consider joining the project. Neither knowledge of sewing skills or attendance at the United Church are required. You'll love it. I'll be back myself on March 18. To read more about this undertaking, click on the tag manitoulin circle project.


  1. this is just beautiful and it makes me want to reach out and touch it!

  2. leilani12:24 pm

    This becomes more beautiful and intriguing each time you post photos. If I were there instead of here in California you can bet I would be there in a nanosecond to participate.

  3. Anonymous4:32 pm

    I would be there in a flash, if I could. Cheers Jan

  4. I know I've said it before, but this project is just fantastic...

    enjoy your holiday!

  5. Anonymous2:27 pm

    Yes, I'd be there too if twere possible. I agree it becomes more beautiful every time we see a bit more of it.

  6. Dear Judy,

    I do love your work, I would love to take part, have a lovely time.

    Love the flicker photo's as well.



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