This quilt has been on my bed for 20 years: the white lattice work looks a bit yellowed and at least one fabric is popping holes and shredding, while others have faded.
A simple design, squares on point in a lattice, it now seems an appropriate metaphor for my life, for aging...
But wait! My quilt (like me) is certainly not going into retirement!
We're sprucing things up!
I began one corner with Jude Hill a number of years ago (the Diaries, maybe?), who had a wings theme going (and who is coming back to that theme, by the way). At the time, I thought more of Icarus, however, this has evolved into part of my aging series--the idea of life's wings shredding, filled with holes, yet beautiful.
I am pleased that this regenerated corner has held up very well thanks to the added needle-turned fabric, embroidery and quilting.
In this new section, I first hand-stitched a wide purple layer (attached only at the middle third), then I needle-turned a square of new fabric into the middle.
I added a light purple fabric into the square (needle-turned), but have left the outer edges free.
Now I am adding light fabrics underneath to cover the white lattice strips. I should have started with this step...maybe...of no importance...
P.S.: Jodi asked to see my wall quilt in the previous post. I look at it every day and it gives me joy. These are the colors of Tunisia; these are the colors of my life.