Down to Earth Quilt

Down to Earth Quilt

This is my quilt so far.  I have the sections of it pinned to my design wall in my studio. I have done no sewing on it as of yet except for the beige squares.  Any piecing you see was already done and I am using found objects, ie, unfinished patchwork or clothing parts given to me by other people.  Tomorrow I’ll start assembling the sections while using the Kilawatt meter connected to my sewing machine. I call it the “Down to Earth Quilt” because I have to slow down a lot, get grounded and think very carefully about every step I take in the creative process and where each piece of fabric comes from and how much energy is used. The finished piece will measure about eight feet wide by twelve feet high.  It’ll be exciting to see it hanging in the window at San Jose City Hall.

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