Wednesday 19 September 2012

And now is the right time

Sabela's quilt

This quilt was made for Ursula's first child, and you might say my very first 'professional' quilt making experience.  In the past, I had made a few quilts for friend's first born (sadly I never took any photos of them) which were some what haphazard, out of alignment, occasionally frustrating and long and tedious experience.  No doubt they were beautiful in their own right and loved by my friend's kids but I never really 'invested' in them until this very quilt made for beautiful Sabela.  I suspect that these 'experimental' quilts that I had made over the years before embarking on this quilting journey were slow gentle driving forces behind my love for quilting making now. 

This quilt was made during the early winter month of July 2011.  I remembered having spent all my free time and energy on this quilt because at that stage, I was having some relationship problems with a man from a distant land.  This quilt kept me company from those 'not so good' days, and it cheered me up seeing each pieces of fabric being stitched and bind together to form a completed quilt.  Besides picking up basic techniques and skills on quilt making, every process from choosing the color palette, backing fabric, types of batting down to the binding taught me that life was all about choices.  I don't like to think that there are good or bad choices,  just choices we have made or are going to make for experiences we need in our life to shape and grow into who we are today and want to become.
"Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be.  Don't think that you have lost time.  It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now.  And now is right on time."  Asha Tyson

Quilt design: Pinwheel Baby Quilt
By: Jodi featured in Moda Bake Shop
Fabric: Strawberry Fields
Quilting: Hand quilted using DMC Blanc Perle 8

1 comment:

  1. Wow, the quilt is so pretty and the story woven behind the making of it adds even more beauty, inspiration and depth to it. Looking forward to more creative pieces from you.