Glimma Triangles

A few months ago I mentioned that I had lost my voice, that I felt a little helpless when it came to blogging. I’m not sure that has changed, but I am trying to force myself outside of my comfort zone. Sometimes, when things around me are changing (for the good!), I tend to fold inside myself a little bit. But I really love to give my quilts a bit of their own voice. Sometimes, I think they may say things I can’t say myself.
Glimma Triangles
I’m not sure what this little quilt is saying except maybe leaping for joy. Each little triangle in there is exciting to me. I love that they seem almost in flux, as if they are still rearranging themselves, trying to fit in just one more piece of the puzzle. And I love that there is still room for one more piece.
Glimma Triangles on Navy Blue
So, the more I look at it, the more this quilt becomes an answer to a question I have been unconsciously asking myself for quite awhile. Could I take on one more thing? How can I fit that into the fabric of our lives? I didn’t intend for it to be such a philosophical little quilt. I started cutting triangles, playing with layouts, and this one just spoke to me. When it was done, I breathed a sigh of relief. It answered a question I didn’t realize I had been asking. Funny how that happens sometimes.

Her Favorite One
So, here’s to change, and growing, and adding beautiful things into our lives. And here’s to that amazing little girl, who has changed my world and become such a great little companion. In case you were wondering, she is showing you her ‘favorite one’. I’m so glad we added her :)

PS: This isn’t necessarily talking about babies, 😉 More of a general take-a-meal-to-a-neighbor-watch-a-sick-baby-visit-out-of-town-relatives-lead-a-choir things than the more long term commitment of a chubby, roly poly baby. But we’re not ruling that out, yet, either

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12 Responses to Glimma Triangles

  1. 1

    What a pretty quilt, and a very thoughtful post. If I was to guess based on what you wrote, it sounds like you’ve been thinking baby thoughts or perhaps already have a new one on the way (did I miss a baby announcement post?). Of course, maybe I just have baby brain since I’m sitting here next to my wee one. No matter what you’re contemplating, it sounds as though you are at peace with it.

    P.S. Your little sweetie is a cute pie! :)

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    Love the quilt but that little dolly pointing to her favorite is priceless!

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    Megan says:

    I love your quilt! And I think it’s awesome that it could illuminate and answer a question for you at the same time. This is what I feel like quilting is all about – it’s that process of creating and discovering. Thanks for sharing your insight as well as your quilt. Have a great day!

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    Such a sweet post, Amanda. I think so much of ourselves — our hearts and our minds — find their way into the work of our hands.

    BTW I sent you an email about the upcoming blog hop so that you can pick a day to post. Let me know if I sent it to the wrong address, and I’ll send it again! :)

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    dana says:

    Beautiful quilt. And even more beautiful post.

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    Danny says:

    This quilt is great and I think you should make some more babies to put under it! 😉

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    Rebecca says:

    Your words are always so worthwhile – I really appreciate your posts. I love that your creating has illuminated and aided your inner journey, that is a powerful thing! It gives the creation a depth of meaning beyond the every-day. And your little beauty is just precious pointing out her favorite!

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    Kirsty says:

    This is such a beautiful quilt and I love the one triangle on it’s own down the bottom, nice work!!

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    Gina says:

    Beautiful quilt!! I love the layout and the fabric.

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    Amber says:

    That’s a fabulous little quilt with fabric from my fav designer peeking out. I’m glad it brought you some clarity!

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    Lori Somes says:

    Love triangles and love your quilt! Also, love how you are embracing “whatever comes up in life, you flow with it.”