2159 - Mindful Moodling, VII (Shades of Rose) ($50.00)

2159 - Mindful Moodling, VII (Shades of Rose)  ($50.00)
Julie Sefton
Memphis, TN   USA

Width: 8.5"   Length: 11.5"

Materials/Techniques: This is another in my series of Mindful Moodling quilts. I have recently learned that this stitching that I have termed “moodling” is actually very similar to Kantha stitching, used frequently in the Ralli quilts of the Bengal province of India. Historically, this simple running stitch was used to join several layers of worn sari’s into a functional, lightweight blanket or fabric for clothing; sometimes with ornate and elaborate designs and others with multiple rows of straight stitches.

Artist's Statement: I absolutely love this technique. I carry a piece with me at all times so I can stitch while I wait for appointments and as a “fabric fix” during my lunch break.

This piece features a whole cloth ground where the earlier ones have been built up with scraps or were actually machine pieced backgrounds. Stay tuned for more in this evolving series!

"A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and it’s enduring." (William Carlos Williams)

Julie Sefton

Dedication: For my mom, who nurtured her rose bushes for many, many years. “I’d rather be outdoors” became her standard response to anything that hadn’t been done (along with the ubiquitous “where’s my purse/shoes/dog/etc.” questions).

This quilt is displayed with a picture frame hook.

This quilt earned $50.00 for the AAQI.