I’m on a serious text on quilt trend right now- not just text prints, although I do love them, but also improv piecing letters into the quilt itself. I used the core values from my church on a quilt for my best friend’s baby earlier this year and knew it would have to be repeated.
Working in the welfare office can be a pretty frustrating and draining place– the kind of place that can use a of message of hope. I was happy to hang this quilt up in my office as a reminder that I, my clients, supervisors, even the politicians are known and loved by God. No matter how frustrating any of us may be sometimes.
Sometimes, as the daughter of a blind father, it can be a little sad that my father can’t fully experience my quilts and for a long time I’ve wanted to make a Braille piece for him. The White Rainbow by Shruti Dandekar at Houston Quilt Market was a kick to actually make it happen. Her quilt was beautiful, but not something a visually impaired person could actually read, so I went a very different way for creating my Braille. I decided to use a whole lot of french knots- one for each of the dots.
If I were to do this again, I would leave a little more space between the rows- he had a bit of trouble losing track of what row he was in the first time through. Otherwise it turned out pretty well.
Until next time! Jill