Saturday, May 2, 2009

Eye of the Beholder.

Hand a group of women each a box, inside of which are identical strips of fabric.
Have them open the box and peek inside.
The result?


Because each set of eyes that takes that first peek sees something different,

each and every time.

You can tell a lot about someone by their quilts. Bold and sassy or soft and subtle, personalities shine through each fabric choice.

You can tell that imagination is one part of us that is never bound.

You can see the wheels turning as they create something from nothing.
What could have been discarded is now a treasure.
(Scraps from the Chain, Chain, Chain quilt now become a new quilt of their own!)

No second guessing here. Every woman experiences the same process- their eyes see, their mind melds and their heart speaks.

The result is a stamp of individuality on the paper of sameness.

Each one lovely.

Each one the same,

but different.

I wonder what they will do with this?


*Remember the Miss Mary's Charm School post? Well, I think I have made you wait long enough for the reveal! The pattern Mary chose is called Butter Cake, a luscious layer cake pattern. (Hence the photo of the Sara Lee butter pound cake!) It is a sweet pattern with a ton of possibilities.

Here is Mary's finished top. Isn't it lovely? The colors are sublime- soft pastel paisleys melt away letting the teal butterflies fly to the front.

Soft. Simple. Perfection.

Put your stamp of individuality on something this week.


Christy said...

You were so fast with that post...WOW!!! It amazes me, as well, how one box of strips can turn into so many different quilts.

parTea lady said...

Wow - so many wonderful quilts. I really enjoyed seeing them all.

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Beautiful.....each and everyone....but, i have a farvortie...hey!! i'm Christy's mom...guess which one i picked??!!