Wednesday 1 August 2018

A Spiral Path

I don't know what I think about this piece.  It did not turn out ANYTHING like I envisioned.  I admit, I didn't know how to achieve the piece I had in my mind.  I do have more thoughts on THAT on my blog post.

Most things I stitch are about a part of me, or my deep thoughts.  When the Spiral theme was selected, I was thinking of a spiral as being our path in life.  Each patch being a step.  We learn as we go and as our knowledge expands, so does the spiral.  The stars in the background depict eternity.  There are little silver lined crystal beads sewn along the path.  I have a friend that absolutely loved John Denver.  Though I am not a fan, my friend repeated to me once a line from one of his songs that has always stuck with me.  "Some Days Are Diamonds".  So I have taken that phrase and over the years a good day is a Diamond.

I have given some thought about how I could have achieved the piece my brain envisioned.  I thank this group for encouraging me to think more creatively. Experience is the best teacher and I just might try this theme again.

Have a Diamond Day!


  1. I thought about that as a theme as well, how we spiral through our days and years. But I couldn't think of a way to express it without a LOT of piecing. So I applaud you for all your little pieces!
    I also like your bold colors. It would be interesting to see what colors other people would choose to represent their own life spirals!

  2. I think this quilt illustrates our path in life as you describe perfectly. And I like the idea of diamond days. I hope you have a diamond day today :)

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  3. I like that your quilt expresses your thoughts and feelings on life and does it so well. The crystal beads are a lovely touch.

  4. My mum was a big fan of John Denver and we were always humming or singing to one of his songs in our house growing up. I really like your interpretation of the spiral as a path in life, the idea of things curving back around makes a lot of sense to me too.

  5. I don't know what you envisioned Carol but I think you did a great job with this quilt. I really like the steps of your spiral path they work very well for the theme.

  6. I think you did a great job of the intrepretation as well Carol, all the little pieces of life.
    I think this is the best topic so far.

  7. I think you made a wonderful interpretation of the spiral path of life with all its steps. And the diamond days were a brilliant idea! Well don my friend!
    Barbara xx

  8. The spiral depicintg our life also shows the light and dark periods we go through along the way. A great improv.