Monday, October 6, 2008

Bridges Between-- October 2008


RuneE is sponsoring this monthly challenge on the first Monday of every month. Bridges Between is subject to open interpretation.

As I worked on the two quilts I am presently making, I thought of how all the pieces went together and depended on each other.

Whether it was the larger blocks that were sewn side by side



or smaller groups of blocks of 4 or 9 squares connected together like little boxes

or even long strips. . .


each piece needed the other to make the final product. The seams held them together and acted like bridges to the other piece on all sides.
Thus, it took many bridges (seams) to make these quilts. The "connections" don't take us from one place to another but act as a whole. Two of these are being sewed to keep two young girls warm; to look pretty on their beds and maybe even connect them to the world of quilt making when they are older. What a concept that the recipients might become quilt makers when they grow up! These quilts could become bridges to a future hobby!

Yes, when I look at a quilt, I see many bridges . . . some I never "crossed" myself but I still have that "bridge" connection as a quilt maker.

12 comments:

RuneE said...

That must be one of the nicest contributions we have had to this meme - i really liked your interpretations of the seams that binds us together. In fact - a whole lot of interpretations.

PS I'm finally back from an autumn holiday; you'll probably see more of that in blog during the autumn...

Reader Wil said...

Very beautiful way to create bridges!

Katney said...

You have a good eye for design. Quilts can bridge a lot of things. Quilting is one of my bridges to past generations.

A. said...

A really novel interpretation, one that I like very much! I've never been able to attempt any quilt-making so I am very impressed with your work.

Anemone said...

WHAT a post.... and what some reflections over the team bridges!! I liked that a lot...

A lot of work you have behind :-)
Lovely!!

Malyss said...

Another bridge is between you and we, readers,that admire your wonderful work!...

becky voyles said...

That was a neat concept and you sew ran with it, Paulie! LOL Bless be the ties that bind and quilters. I love patchwork quilts. I love making papter collages of them since I don't know how to quilt. My grandmother did and we still have those she made for us so her legacy lives on. I like to think I am carry it on in my own way. Thanks for writing this post. It was beautifully written.

Love Bears All Things said...

Very good analogy.
Mama Bear

Liv said...

A very beatiful bridge!
A quilt is of course a bridge and so is the quilting, and I will say all crafting is a kind of a bridge.

Anyway, you made a very good post!

Hyde DP said...

A novel take on the theme

John said...

Wonderful idea for the bridges.
Great posting.

Lew said...

Wonderful bridge post! One of my daughters made a quilt as a wedding present for my youngest that had photos of her and her husband printed on squares from childhood to the time of their marriage - a quilt that bridged two lives. Thanks for visiting my bridge post.

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