Eureka!

Yesterday I finished stitching the small cloths to the flannel …

then turned it over to the b-side …

The spiral made my day …

stitched freehand, the only guide being my “rule of thumb” …

I woke up this morning thinking, “now what?” And found an answer over at Spirit Cloth, that led to this “eureka moment” on paper …

I’m ready to go now.

B-side myself

The big (still nameless) cloth continues apace and I decided to step way out of my comfort zone by tackling the most visible part early on. The very heart of it all, front and center.

I started with a pieced cloth made late last year from early dye trials and recent gifts, along with some drop-dead wonderful cotton-silk thread that Jude has given to Deb, who dyed it and gave some to me

No wonder James Taylor’s Yellow and Rose was playing in my head. And of course there’s a story, of how we used to have talent shows at our annual beach weeks … and John, who could play everything on guitar, would play anything our kids wanted to perform. Like the year they sang Yellow and Rose.

So as I hummed, I thought to myself that every cloth I’ve ever made prior to this was small enough to turn. Not this one. Today I learned I can stitch bottom to top, right to left, and even top to bottom …

But left to right, not so much. That’s when I learned that a quarter-turn is doable. So I was good to go.

And in the end, I flipped the whole cloth over for a look (okay, I confess I did peek a couple of times before that to be sure it was going okay) …

and really, I was beside myself at how it turned out …