Filling Space

A Space might become a Place so easily.

The perfect Puzzle Piece might just be on hand. Fit into a space. In good  time.

So today, What If I fill that space?

Changing the order of Building

Insert patching  is an interesting method,  changing the order of normal patchwork building where you have more of a plan,  have all the pieces prepared beforehand.  I like this method  for more than one reason.   I am not really  an organized thinker.  I like to  catch thoughts as they occur,  remain more playful.   It make things seem always new.

My "patchmatics" method  is where the order lies here.  Merely increasing the chances of things fitting together.  Sometimes exactly, sometimes loosely.

AUDIO-In the Moment

In the Moment

 

These frames of mind... they might also be called thought catchers.  That works.   There is some clarity in that perspective.

A compound thought block

Or Not Filling Space

 

 

When ever I think about doing something, like filling space, I like to balance that with asking What If I don't.  ?

What if you leave the space alone?  Followed by...

What if a holiday wreath was square?

Just some holiday fun from a while back.

19 comments

  1. Laura R

    Hey, Jude! We went to see Paul McCartney a couple of weeks ago, and thousands of us sang along to one whole song: “Hey Jude”! Love that your dad sang it to you.

  2. Sharon Koch

    Hey, Jude! Just joined classes 1 & 2 a couple days ago… My bedroom floor has become a patchwork. Hand-dyed silk squares are multiplying at an alarming rate. And I’m in utter BLISS. Loved what Hazel shared about us “making playground equipment”. We’re constructing with tangible thoughts, causing the invisible to manifest in this physical realm ‘n it’s GLORIOUS! How can we ever thank you enough, dear friend? The path you’re creating, this portal, which we gleefully follow, is TRANSFORMATIONAL. It’s impacting my quilting, hooking, weaving ‘n my life in so many what-iffing ways. And this path will clearly lead you to your new abode. Sorry, the last “fan letter” I wrote was to Paul McCartney in 4th grade, but I felt compelled to remind you during this joy-filled journey we ragmates lovingly share with you, “Something WONDERFUL is about to happen…” What more can I say but, “We love you, yeah, yeah, yeah!”

      • Sharon Koch

        And here you are, “taking sad songs and making them better”. A true magical mystery tour. I read today that “if you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”. Such is the supernatural fabric of our reality. Thanks for letting all of us into your heart, Jude. Must be pretty big.

  3. Joanne

    I unsewed a “page” I made a few winters ago when I first began watching your videos. I unsewed the 35 one inch squares and now have four nine patches with inserted new patterned centers. I did it just the way your showed in this video. Perfect.

  4. Leslie Alt

    I’m usually not a collector, needing to finish a piece instead of collecting pieces to combine later on. However I can see the value in collecting and determining when certain puzzle pieces fit and belong together over time. I’m being reminded that patience has its rewards. Thanks, Jude.

  5. Henrietta

    Late evening finally a good time to sit and watch/listen. Your voice sounded milder, softer, maybe those seams bring calm. Irony of stitching “holding center” as you’re about to venture out of your current center. And still
    f-ing up my comments

  6. Michele

    Once again this is so helpful. I’m not sure why it didn’t occur to me to fold and spin. I have always tried to work flat. Seeing you work is a real game changer. Thanks one more time!

    • Henrietta

      Late evening finally a good time to sit and watch/listen. Your voice sounded milder, softer, maybe those seams bring calm. Irony of stitching “holding center” as you’re about to venture out of your current center.

    • jude

      threading the needle is getting a it harder in my old age, but i do it outside in the sunshine. sometimes i thread as many needles as I have using scrap thread from the nest. keep them in a special pincushion for just threaded needles. loose patches, loose threads, at my side

  7. Jen NyBlom

    Sometimes I fill in the spaces within my day, sometimes I leave them empty. Emptiness can be a sort of non-frame…I gain perspective from that.

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