Friday, January 20, 2017

Unfurled

The cloth I have been calling Remember 2016 took some sun today ...


It's hard to believe how far it has come from the first strip posted at the end of last January
http://imgoingtotexas.blogspot.com/2016/01/slip-sliding-away.html

and then again last February ...


It's now 25 inches high and 58 inches wide across the top, and ummm, 61 inches across the bottom. Mission creep? 


But there's something else that's new in the persimmon. Just over the middle ...


A nest ...


A little messy, but it obviously served its purpose. A metaphor perhaps, for cloth that came together in spite of a less-than-tidy plan.

And then there was this today ...


Hanging Land of Flood and Drought - 2016 in the window to take one last look ...


at the light shining through ...


Surveying the back one last time, the result of using Jude's paperless piecing ...


Tomorrow I will quilt its 7 x 53 inches using perle cotton for the first time. More to learn ... always!

23 comments:

Susan McQuade said...

Woo Hoo! Or, should I say Yee Ha!

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Sue ... 366 memory patches + 233 black and white patches in Remember 2016, plus another 371 patches on Land of Flood and Drought ... yee ha is right!

Mo Crow said...

Wow! they both work beautifully!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful accomplishments! How stunning they look in the light.

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Mo ... dreams come true

Stephanie ... the sun makes all the difference ... thanks for coming by

Hunter said...

So beautiful and unique. Just yours. There's almost no better feeling, yes?

Congratulations and thank you for sharing.

Hunter

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you Hunter ... that means a lot that you see it that way

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

what you have created. accomplished. in their FULL GLORY!!!!!

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you Grace ... and quilting on the Land of Flood and Drought is a joy

Marti said...

Both cloths, works of such meaning and beauty, I see this image of your grandsons, wrapping themselves in Remember 2016, placing it over chairs or as you have done outside, a fort to hold memory, fun and love. Now here comes an image of Logan, wrapping the quilt around her, after she has engaged in the antics of the fort play, she rises as the leader of the gang...so many stories here, and that is such a gift.

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you Marti ... as always, your words have given me much food for thought

jude said...

it is grand how they grow!

Liz Ackert said...

Growth is what I seek ... new learning, new cloth ... creation and joy

Susan McQuade said...

Is that a doll house peeking out in one of the above pics?

Liz Ackert said...

Yes it is ... my father-in-law made it for my daughters. It's now well into a second generation of grandkids.

Dana said...

The light shining through Land of Drought and Flood is exquisite. I love both assemblages and am looking forward to seeing how they settle into your life. Thanks for including us all in this year-long ode.

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you Dana ... your presence here has been a large part of my getting to the finish line

handstories said...

How they both glow in the sunlight! Especially "Remember 2016"- so joy-filled, Liz.

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Hazel. I've been giving a lot of thought to how each piece "speaks" to me, and how that might shape my decisions about future projects.

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

beautiful, impressive
i love how it all started with just one small square of fabric, food for thought as always, great stuff Liz

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you for this reminder Saskia ... I'm like a deer caught in the headlights as I contemplate beginning another memory cloth

deemallon said...

wow! beautiful pieces however made, but esp. moving, somehow for being diaries and offering the example of how daily effort adds up to something substantial and beautiful. I really love how the rows of black and white unify the large piece.

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Dee ... I've pretty much decided I need to do more remembering in 2017