Sunday, September 09, 2012

I've Been Verbing

Several people promised verbs for my 60-year anniversary quilt, and I have made a few verbs of my own. This morning in church while listening to the sermon I wrote down several more good verbs for my quilt. I am looking forward to this Verbage Quilt. It will be interesting to watch it grow.

I read an interesting statement from an author, David Rhodes. He talked about the characters in his novels and how they grow and tell him what they will or will not do. I feel the same way about quilts. I can't sit down and plan exactly how a quilt will turn out. It tells me itself. Rhodes said, "As individuals we seek out activities we can lose ourselves in, and those activities, paradoxically, reveal things we couldn't otherwise know about ourselves." This is what I love about making quilts. I lose myself in the creativity, and in the creating, I learn about myself. I couldn't have said it better than Rhodes did.

Here is a quilt I finished today. I'm not thrilled with how this one turned out, but they can't all be blue-ribbon quilts, can they?! And I did learn from this one and have an idea or two for a future quilt that will be even cuter.

This one will soon be on its way to Wrap Them in Love.


Quilter Kathy said...

I love that quote! I am going to think about that all day long...maybe even all week! Thanks for sharing

joe tulips said...

This verb quilt is going to be so cool. Are you going to spiral the words out or just across??

Carol E. said...

Joe T., what do you mean "spiral the words out"?

Tonya Ricucci said...

these words look great. I needed the reminder to get to work on my verb.