My Mom and Dad are celebrating 60 years of marriage this year. As a family we went on a cruise this May but this week is the actual day. I was not able to get back to Texas for the family get together last weekend but I did send a quilt that I did for them.
Reflections of the Fabric of Life
In the fabric of life we are given values from our parents that we take and weave into our own.
With our own light that we bring when we meet our match in life.
Together they are joined to become one.
Days, weeks, months and years accumulate. Experiences grow and create a whole new fabric.
The twist and turns, the new colors and values are not always smooth.
Sometimes there are clashes and the pieces just do not fit . We continue on, use the materials we have and make it work. When it is complete it is something to be proud of.
Flowing through it all is the faith that holds us together.
It too gets into tangle and is stretched thin but it perseveres.
It is when we step back and look at life as a whole we see the complete picture.
The contrast between dark and light times is necessary to make the design visible.
Love in the binding that makes us whole. It stretches around us and completes us.
If you have never been to Quilting Gallery it is a really good place to visit. There are quilting bloggers from all over the world, contest and links to all things quilting.
I have entered one of my older quilts "She's crazy in the Attic". I made it after I cut many pieces for a Apple Core quilt. I really am crazy because I have started doing some free motion quilting on the leaf border. I think that it will lead to more quilting all over to keep it from warping out of shape.
It is just now that I have done some free motion quilting I really like how a quilt looks when it has an all over design. My old quilts with just stitch in the ditch look unfinished. We shall see.