Sunday, September 15, 2013

ECMQG Scrap Swap Challenge 2013 - Her Light Within

I feel like this post should have the song 'Dust in the Wind' by Kansas playing in the background, not because it's sad - but because the beauty of life is so often taken for granted. We are perfect/complete/beautiful creatures and rarely do we celebrate just who we are.

Ok, back to the real world (the original post here), I wanted this to show the heart and soul I see from this person. Or celebrate her!



If it were not for her scraps being so awesome and so in-tune with her, I could not have made this! She loves the ocean (the blue fabric), she loves the sun (the oranges), she has an uncanny way of understanding and caring for people and in a very nurturing way (the awesome text prints). I just added the kona white for her love of the beach (the beautiful white beaches here) and more teal blue in the binding for more of water feel to the mini quilt.


My points are not perfect, but neither are we as humans - that's the beauty of us!


I wanted the quilt to show how she is - bright, cheerful, and loving. The sun points are pieced, like we build our lives bit by bit. The small sun is her heart, it shines so brightly sending out love from within her.

I stole this pic from Cindy
Here Cindy took a picture showing the size of the small sun points as compared to a dime. To be honest they are small but no different to make than the large sun points.


I just loved the large text print in her scraps and had to put it in the back, just a reminder of our childhood innocence (the Neverland text fabric from her scraps, please someone tell me the fabric designer sorry).


The label is simply a mimic of the small sun printed on fabric.


'Her Light Within' is 18" x 18" all quilters cottons, designed and quilted on a home machine.

Sometimes what is in my head translates into fabric and sometimes - well, it doesn't. This time I feel it did, and that's wonderful! But that's the way of life - sometimes you do the right things and well, sometimes it won't always turn out like you'd hope.

I hope you take a moment and revel in the beauty of life and those around you that make life so much more pleasurable to be living!!!

14 comments:

  1. I still can't believe this is mine. You made me cry, both yesterday when you gave it to me, and again, when I read this. There are many reasons why I love it...the creativity...the craftsmanship...the story telling...the handstitching...the love with which I know you stitched...the acceptance of the little things that knowing you, would normally create doubt, but this time, you let be or let go. I am so happy! Again, I just can't believe this is mine!!

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  2. What an uplifting and loving post. Just what I needed on this drab, damp and cool day. And that mini quilt is beautiful! Your telling of the meaning behind the colours and the piecing - awesome! Thank you, Kira! PS. Hope you don't mind if I share this, with a link back, on my facebook page at http://facebook.com/sewfreshquilts

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    1. I am so glad this post brought some warmth to your day!!
      thanks

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  3. SewFreshQuilts posted this and I'm so glad I stopped in to read your post. The quilt is beautiful and the story really shines that beauty through. What a wonderful tribute to your friend!

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    1. Thank you! Your so kind, I wanted to show to her just what she means to our quilting community.

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  4. So beautiful... thanks for sharing your feelings with us...

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  5. It's beautiful. Love the design.

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  6. Wow. This piece is so lovely. What a special tribute to the person who inspired you.

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  7. Stunning! Really just beautiful.

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  8. This piece is beautiful on it's own, but the meaning behind it makes it even more beautiful!

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