I think I need a drone... I will take a photo outside when I get a chance, right now, a small ice storm.
The Grow cloth, becoming bigger. I decided to do that first. With what is on hand here. It is good to be using some of the larger pieces of cloth here. Using them. I am using what I call seamless piecing here. I will probably talk more about that later. Anyway, about 12" bigger all around should be enough. To draw the bigger ring. And then? I want this to be a possible blanket as well.
Still pinned but bigger. This bordering process, very log cabin like. Lets see if this works... the image below is supposed to be animated .
Weird things are happening at TypePad. It seems I really need to move everything here. Or let go. Ever notice? Letting go takes like a moment, thinking about it seems to take like forever. Then suddenly Poof!
I just finished doodling spirals on an envelope and there you are stitching them. Like minds….
I do love the look of the seamless piecing with the ragged edge.
sure does save time too
Jude/ do you use a sewing machine to get the bigger squares together? Mine are all wonky and yours looking perfect. 🙂 I’ve kind of sworn off the machine but maybe would use it sometimes?
I don’t have a sewing machine anymore, it’s been many years. I use several techniques to put pieces together. I will revisit them in terms of scale.
Thank you. You are the best!!
I, too, am curious about seamless piecing and how it’s done.
Wow. I can do animations on GIMP, but this one looks more complicated than I know how to make.
I’m thinking you should try to save the contents of Spirit Cloth because it seems that is where your book is–to be edited, + & -.
There are just tools that capture your drawing as gifs. I am learning.
I have been saving stuff, post by post and I think I will just delete as I go.
Book, I doubt it really.
I see life as a spiral; tightly wound at birth and expanding outward. Your cloth is a spiral. Spirals don’t have to be round, they can be any shape or unshape.
Yes. it is a way to travel on the edge.
The log cabin spiral is such a natural way to grow, from both the piecing and the natural worlds. It is interesting to see these larger pieces and prints appear.
yes. it is, going round and round…
The larger pieces and prints yes. They are very old and hardly ever looked at. I see them new now. Maybe this will change the way I work.
Jude, if all growing pains could be so lovely! Love the fun spiral 🙂
Probably they are, in perspective…
Yes, dear Jude. I do think about it. The letting go process. Sometimes the idea of letting go can take years. Then suddenly gone. And the realization that letting go was a lot easier than expected. Maybe it’s a process that needs to be practiced more.
totally agree. we are so fearful aren’t we? we think about falling instead of growing wings.
like it has been waiting for just this exact border all along….
and i see now there is another Grace… that was interesting
a lot of unlikely choices here. based on need for larger pieces.
Everything always seems “to fit” and look right – makes me think we should be more accepting with matters in life
Yes, it is all ok. But then preference is so related to usefulness. And that can be so complicated.
tiny i’s ‘n long connections of interwoven thread. our personal whirled getting bigger…
floating off on the thought today
Yes it worked – I love spirals!
it’s natural , I guess.
I dont want you to poof here but if you do i understand.
oh not here, there…
The expanding universe.
what if the grow cloth never stopped growing?
Oh, wow. What a great idea for a children’s book! Grandmother’s ever-growing quilt…a metaphor for the little ones!
a quilt that grows with the child might be nice.
YES please show us how to grow the Grow cloth!
i need a new video set up, working on it…
very intrigued by what”seamless piecing” might be … and how those large fields of cloth might end up … and what’s behind it all (quite literally) … I am endlessly curious, as you well know
I will try for a little video…
Love the spiral! you are too clever!
I made this with some ipad tool long ago but I gave it away, i like my pc much better. And I have found new ways to animate, so hope to play more with that idea.
Like the spiral 😁
i discovered it in the old blog, wondered if it would work here.
A drone…that made me smile. The spiral too, a growing circle.
yeah, I laughed just thinking about it, wish I could fly…
So many lovely fields to stitch in.
it feels a bit like a garden, which is good, it is so grey here.
It’s nice to think that the Beaty of the Grow cloth is still growing.
My son has always said I think things to death…just seems to be who I am. It used to bother me, now, I just enjoy the thinking process.
it is what we are. me too. no shame in it. not interested in brain dead. 😂
Spiral, a perfect symbol of Grow in Time, the “widening gyre,” as Yeats put it.
gyre, such a great word, thank you…
Discovered it’s a soft “g” sound. Thanks, Nancy. So many gyres to behold on Jude’s beautiful cloths. 🙂
“thinking about it seems to take like forever.”…
I think our minds make task larger than they are at times.
It seems a magical process how these cloths grow and develop their own personality.
growing is just that isn’t it? amazing.
love that spiral scribble
Glad it worked, I love animated drawing…🙃