I follow Jude Hills blog and have been doing the Magic Diaries workshop. I've been a bit quiet on the stitching front for a while, so I thought today was a good chance to pick up my cloth again and get a bit of stitching done.
I have always admired Jude's wonderful story cloths and the non traditional way she often approaches her quilt making. I have always loved patchwork stars, so I began with a primitive style eight point star..just eyeballed the points and then invisibly basted (all as per Jude). I was happy with this relaxed version of the eight point star. Still lots of stitching to be done....that can come later and at this point I have quite a few patches completed. Maybe I need to start thinking about the size and placement of these patches?
When I was visiting my son in Switzerland last year I started this piece.... my sunflower spirit. Often my husband and I walked through the amazing woods near my sons home...there must be spirits live in those woods, they were so magical. After one such walk my little spirit was born. Still a bit of stitching to be done on her.
I think she will fit in well with my cloth. I am sure there will be more spirits and beasts to join her soon.
LIVE IN THE SUNSHINE,
SWIM IN THE SEA,
DRINK THE WILD AIR.