Friday, October 07, 2011

Update on the Circle Project

Time for an update of the Manitoulin Circle Project.

We are doing fine, thank you. We are still meeting on Thursdays to work together on these four large panels that will eventually hang in the community of Manitoulin.
The third panel is still being pieced. I have it on my pin wall in the studio. The lower half is being created from three inch squares. Horizontal lines in stem stitch are on some. Reverse applique makes the dots.

The second panel is being very densely hand quilted. I'm pleased that new people have joined this fall.
There have been 105 different pairs of hands on these panels.

Oliva was the 100th participant. She came in August.

I've chosen a knitting weight linen thread for the big stitch accent in the central circle. Last week, 'mended world' was rolled twice.

The first panel, Earth Ark, will be professionally photographed this month, and installed in the Little Current United Church on October 30. Stay tuned.


  1. This is such a wonderful thing - both piece and project.
    I LOVE that huge second panel, just lovely. If I sewed or quilted, I'd love to do a project like this to gather women in my new studio space. I'm going to dream on it.... or take up sewing? Who knows. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. You, my dear, are amazing!

  3. Oh my, my goodness--such an immense goodness here, in the process and the project. Admirable and beautiful work.

  4. stunningly beautiful.

  5. I love the fact that it is a community effort!

  6. what a wonderful project. I love the idea of so many hands taking part in the creation, just beautiful. Thanks for visiting my blog lately and your kind warming words.

  7. judy, being in the place where this and eventually all of the panels will hang will be moving and huge, i think.

  8. i just love when you talk about this project.. if i could only be close enough to come stitch on it, that would make me so happy. its just sooo breathtaking and very inspiring.


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