Friday, 18 June 2021

My Own Path

For the last month or so I've been working on "My Own Path", in the Quilt Along, "Follow Your Own Path", designed and organised by Sandra Walker of  @mmmquilts.


photo indoors with overcast skies and drizzle

Adding the binding, with a glimpse of the backing fabric: a purchased remnant of  unknown origin:


My version is smaller than the original, as I halved all the measurements of the baby quilt. This has resulted in a quilt of 20" by 18" with the same number of blocks as the original. 

Background fabric: Contempo's "color weave" in light grey.
arrows: from scraps
shadow arrows: Contempo's "color weave" in medium grey.

Two days ago, outside, in bright sunlight

Making this during the sixth month of our second Covid lockdown, inspired the layout: it could only get better: the only way from here was up! [That turned out to be true; most of the restrictions have now been lifted, and more will be from next weekend.]

The ghost arrows in the quilting represent my moments of indecision, and ideas not followed through; the points of potential deviation from my path.

I really enjoyed this deviation from my plan for this year. Thank you Sandra!

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Happy Sewing

Marly.

12 comments:

PaintedThread said...

This looks great! I love the way you quilted it, too.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Marly, that is so neat! What a great idea to make it mini - sized! I really like those ghost arrows, too. Great finish!

Deb A said...

What a great quilt - love the ghost arrows. We all have some of those in our lives.

grammajudyb said...

Love your version! I need to learn to think differently! I could make a pattern smaller! I could switch the light and darks! So creative you are!

Chantal said...

I love your take on this quilt. Love the white arrows going the other way too. Congratulations on this fun finish! ;^)

Sandra Walker said...

This is totally AWESOME Marly. Wow! I absolutely love love LOVE how you quilted it! I had planned to do at least one ghost arrow in version 2 or 3 and forgot! I do have extended arrow shafts in the original. Yours is truly incredible and I am humbled that you were inspired by my design to make such a symbolic quilt. Thank you so much for being a part of my fifth QAL! Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter for the giveaways. ;-)

gayle said...

I love this! And the quilting really makes the quilt! Gorgeous!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

It is beautiful, and I love your story. It is so true! Two steps forward, one step back happens to everyone at some point, the important thing is to keep going.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Brilliant inclusion of "ghost" arrows in the quilting, Marly!!

Frédérique said...

I love your version, and the ghost arrows are a very good idea! Pretty quilt.
Thank you for sharing, and linking up ;)

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

I love how you did your quilting!!!

Patty said...

Such a fun quilt! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.