O.K. Is it Grey or is it Gray. The colour I mean, seems we spell it differently if we are English or American and I guess we Canadians just get mixed up in the middle. That is the name of my quilt that I entered in to the local quilt show as part of the Modern Group display.
It's a wall hanging 20" by 30" but here it is lying on the floor. The modern small group in my guild decided that we would all make a smallish wall hanging with the common element being the use of grey fabric. Our small group has been meeting for just over a year . We are still getting our feet wet trying modern techniques. I used the pentagon impov technique from 15 minutes of play by Victoria Findley Wolf . It was a lot of fun using up some of my grey scraps. I started out with closely set straight line quilting but the quilt was shifting a lot and I hated it so I picked it all out and opted for minimal quilting following the angular lines of the piecing. Maybe I should have done more quilting but the deadline was looming so I decided to just finish it.
I did most of the improv quilting during the winter. I've always had a hard time in winter when the sky is grey . This winter as I was piecing the grey scraps around the bright centres I realized that I could look for the light within the grey and perhaps change my attitude about the greyness of winter. It seemed to work. Whenever I felt oppressed by grey I shifted my thoughts to feel embraced by grey. I'm hoping I will be reminded of this when I look at the wall hanging in future winters. I'm sharing this finish at TGIFF which Laura is hosting at Quokka Quilts.