Simple Folk

I am so happy to be working on appliqué again! There is something slow, gentle and precise about it that really is satisfying. Maybe I am just in a crazy world and need a bit of simplicity in my life.

I am tired of the ugly and loud voices that seem to be screaming all around the country and world. We all could use a bit of Simple Folk mentality. I like how the many colors of my quilt dance happily together. They join together to make a happy whole.

They don’t scream at me because I follow the pattern and manipulate the small pieces into the circle and leaf designs. Each piece is beautiful and I love them all.

Sometimes the points don’t match exactly, but the effort put into that piece was harder and more thought provoking than the easy piecing. I can look at that hard earned connection and remember with gratitude that it ever came together at all. Should I throw away the whole because of a few mismatched points? Of course not!

I like how it takes effort to think outside the box to fix, to repair, or just accept the block for what it is. Each piece is trying the best it can.

I wish the world would stop yelling, stop making decisions based on fear and go back to simple. Simply live together in kindness and not judge others by color, job title, religious belief, face mask or no face mask. I’m tired.

I’m sure the other hand quilters will have a brighter note to think about. I love you, my online friends. Please enjoy the Simple around you whenever and wherever you can find it.

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Margaret, Tracy, Deb, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Kathi, Daisy, Connie, Monica and Sherrie