In the Wind
Here is where I am in this piece.
I have always enjoyed the imagery of Kites, flying kites although it wasn’t something I did in grade school or even high school.
However, kite flying–with one of my brothers hanging onto a huge box kite out the back window of a Toyota LandCruiser while my husband drove across the hay field to ‘make’ wind……brother nearly flew out the back window. Then there were the kites I flew at a motorcycle racing event—and at the yacht club—that one quickly ran out the entire length of twine and escaped over Sabine Lake. And there is a kite behind the downstaris hallway heater, and another on the wall in the downstairs sun room.
But then there is the piece I’ve been working on.
The background is a hand-dyed piece created several years ago with ice and powdered dye.
It had lingered in a stack of ‘to-do’ or ‘partly done’ pieces on a tray in my sewing room.
Occasionally I will load a backing onto the Gammill and quilt several small pieces—basting is so easy on that long-arm.
I used multiple colors of thread to closely stitch on the piece, trying to emphasize the idea of a cloudy windy sky and a field with a sun-set—- a memory from my growing-up years.
Typically I use photos as references for adding imagery—and found a photo with the stance I wanted—made it into two different sizes and pinned it up on the base piece.
Now to decide—small or large?