I’m super excited to share my latest finish with y’all! It’s one of those introspective quilts, you’ve been forewarned.
This quilt started out as an attempt to cut into my Cirrus Solids fat quarter bundle, but ended up morphing into something fairly personal. Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about community, and how much it means to me. I’ve been an introvert most of my life, and it wasn’t until the last 5 or 6 years that I started connecting with a community, particularly in the crafting world. The sense of belonging and togetherness I get from the quilting community is something I have really grown to value, and this quilt is my ode to that community — to you all!
We are all unique, and many of us might have never met or been friends without quilting. I tried to pair colors that you might not normally see together to represent those differences. But even with the chaotic colors, they work somehow, and create something crazy and beautiful, just like our community.
Together, we work to create a space of belonging. A space of caring. How many charity quilts do quilters make every year? How many people do they reach out and help? How many new quilters have they welcomed? The different colors come together and create cohesive circles; creating a space for those who need it.
And through our creations, we transcend our differences and create something bigger than ourselves. The fifth circle comes from the quilting alone — something from nothing. Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl is the one who suggested the name Transcendence, and it couldn’t be more perfect!
The back of this quilt was created from the scraps of the front. I like to think of it as a fairly accurate representation of who I am and my thought process. 😉 I love the imprint the quilting made on it. It’s as if even my chaotic thoughts can’t help but be affected by the strength of the community!
Thank you all for your continued inspiration and encouragement. Thank you for being my community. I am a better person for having met you.
Dimensions: 36″ x 36″
Fabrics: Cloud 9 Cirrus Solids bundle
Thread: Aurifil #6001 Caramel
Quilting: What the heck was I thinking?!