Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The peacock feather came from a fan I received a few years ago as a gift in India. The background is a hand-knit square I made and wanted to experiment with. I used some soluble stabilizer to create the inner border (I will post detail on that on Friday.).
At that point I considered submitting the piece for a SAQA exhibit but there was size constraint of an 8 inch square. Center did not want to be an 8 inche square. I put it in a drawer for a bit but it kept calling out for more. Hence, the blue border.
And so, Center became my piece for the 3 Creative Studios Quilt Challenge 2010. The word for the July/August challenge was reflection. Center is reflective for me. In the art of aikido that I practice, we speak of having 'one point', a mind/body state of calmness and relaxation. Reflection and meditation contribute to our development of one point. The 'eye' of the peacock feather reminds me of one point.