Jane’s Time Quilt
“Are we there yet?” “Hurry up. We are going to be late!” “Ain’t it funny how time slips away?” “She is ahead of her time.” “I wish I had started sooner” "Can't we stay a little longer?" "If only time could stand still." “How long did it take to make that?”
Time is such a rich and fertile concept for creative projects. I think we could use this theme all year and come up with plenty of different quilts. I know I have had some very complex thoughts about time. Sometimes I think I found art quilting too late in my life. Now I know that all we do over the years contributes to what we know about life and how we express that knowledge. I found art quilting at just the right time. “How long does it take to make a quilt?” It takes a lifetime, and I never keep a time sheet.
My quilt is a close up image of an hourglass. I hope you can see that. I started by dyeing a fabric deep blue for the background. Then I fused a piece of white fabric to Wonder Under, drew my image and started painting. When I was satisfied with the image, I fused it to the background and quilted and thread painted.