First of all, thank you to the Material Mavens for welcoming me into your group. This was a great time to start as I just recently learned how to draft patterns for all kinds of spirals. I will admit it was more fun drawing the spiral than sewing it. A small suggestion, if you are paper piecing a spiral and can leave the paper on the back it helps to keep it from pulling out of shape.
Spiraling out of control immediately came to mind when I heard the assignment. The spiral represents the illness, pain, depression and loss of control I have had to deal with the last couple of years. I think it would be safe to say I have a type A personality (ok, maybe triple A) so that is a hard row to hoe for me. The compass represents my husband, son, family and friends who do for me what the compass has done for centuries of mariners, they keep me from losing my way. I just finished reading a book that had a great line in it, “sit quietly now and cease your relentless participation”. I think I will do just that.