1823 - Mindful Moodling, IV (Blue Lagoon) ($85)

1823 - Mindful Moodling, IV (Blue Lagoon) ($85)
Julie Sefton
Bartlett, TN   USA

Width: 8.5"   Length: 11.5"

Designer: My evolving interpretation of the “thready” technique shown by Tonya R. on her lazygal blog.

Materials/Techniques: Made with a wide variety of cotton quilting fabric scraps hand-basted onto foundation fabric. I then used lots (!!) of shades of cotton embroidery flosses and a basic running stitch for the random and deliberately uneven hand quilting.

Artist's Statement: The first is this PQ series was Mindful Moodling (#1064). Then came Zerrissenheit (#1189); Mindful Moodling, II (Kudzu, Jr.) (#1351); and Mindful Moodling, III (Irrational Exuberance) (#1427).

But what is moodling? In the 1930’s, author Brenda Ueland wrote, “If You Want to Write: A book about Art, Independence & Spirit” and I wrote this phrase of hers in one of my journals: “so you see, imagination needs moodling — long inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering”… The handwork on MM IV (Blue Lagoon) (btw, my co-worker, Dena, gets credit for the name) has been done while sitting under a tree during my lunch hours, while waiting for appointments, and while taking my turns covering the front desk at work.
Julie Sefton

Dedication: For my mother (1916-2005) who lived at Goguac Lake for the majority of her adult life. She loved the water— from the ice of winter through the dull colors of the spring thaw, the choppy waves and whitecaps during a thunderstorm, but most especially she loved the gorgeous blues.

This quilt is displayed with a hanging ring.

This quilt earned $85.00 for Alzheimer's research.