I've been using red thread to outline the applique shapes and also to quilt in a dense pebble grid.
Those applique shapes are velvet.. the grey and tan shapes dyed with plants.
6 months so far of work on this piece
(the baby is 15 months and walking)
We visited our Toronto babies over the weekend.
when we drove north and home.
in my maia quilt,
reminds me of nature's way with small repeated marks.
and sang to them as she touched them one by one.
'watch the water glitter with excitement.
when we cut below the silver skin of the surface
the center retains its fluidity'