This is a cloth (slightly over 12" square) inspired on my train trip home last summer. It was early morning, the crescent moon hung in the sky and we were moving through Wyoming or Utah. I imagined the horses out there chasing the train, or just running to celebrate the new day.
A detail of his happy feet.
Here is the beginning of my new cloth. It is going to be about home. Since most of what I do here is work, it seemed fitting to use my old blue jeans (which in the other sense, no longer fit.) It is stretch fabric and doesn't like being squared up, so I decided to just let it relax and be that way. The bottom half I paper-pieced and it does look nice and even, but the seams were so thick I thought maybe helter-skelter would create less bulk, so that's what I did on the top. This cloth or quilt is probably going to represent my view of the reality of my home as well as dreams. Right now it's sort of a footprint.
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