Saturday, January 10, 2015

Coming Home








My husband sat nearby as I stitched down the last of the Wildwood quilt binding by hand. He couldn't help but notice how much I was enjoying the process. He said it gives him great pleasure to watch me sewing. 
'I feel like I've come home' I replied. 

Working with soft, clean organic cotton fabric fills me with a sense of great contentment which is hard to explain. I've been creating with needle and thread in one form or another since I was three years old, it is just part of who I am. Having recently discovered more about conventional cotton production as well as my own sensitivity to chemicals, I am all the more grateful to embrace organic cotton. I can buy, wash, cut, press, sew and use organic cotton with a deep peace of mind and body - like it's where I belong.








Completed on Boxing Day, I was waiting for some quilt labels before sharing this finish. The labels arrived early this week, a little mark of craftsmanship to accompany each new quilt as it prepares to head off into the world.


28 comments:

Giga said...

Sew beautiful quilts from organic cotton and good luck in the store. Regards.

DeniseinVA said...

It is beautiful! I am sure someone is going to snap it up.

Susan said...

Beautiful quilt, and a lovely sentiment. Good luck with your Etsy store.

tinajo said...

I love it - wish I lived closer so I could visit you and admire all of your art. :-)

http://tinajoathome.com/

Erin said...

So pleased to hear the organic cotton is giving you so much pleasure:) xx
and thrilled to hear of your shop!! Off to check it out, very proud of youxxxx

Maryse said...

Your quilt is beautiful, the colors and also the fabric seems very soft. You did a fantastic job, it looks perfect!

DeborahGun said...

Everything you make is so exquisite. I hope your etsy shop is a wonderful success :-)

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

From the beginning I have loved the name of your blog, it's what drew me to you.

Your husband's comment to you reminds me of one from my husband to me as I sat in my little creative space, embroidering. I would hum along with soothing music and he said he loved hearing that as he could tell I was happy. Sigh.

This quilt of yours is really lovely. It speaks to my heart, I don't know if it's the colors or what.

I wish you much success with your Etsy shop.

FlowerLady

Joyful said...

Very nice. I would like to get some labels too. For now I only label the quilts I give to my mom and they have her name not mine :-)

SarahZ said...

It is high time you had an Etsy shop! And what a quilt to open with! Truly beautiful!

Janneke said...

Wish you good luck with your Etsy shop, your quilts are wonderful, even the labels are pretty.

Dirk Rosin said...

The quilt is beautiful :-)

geanina said...

It it's beautiful! Complimenti! :)

Gail Lizette said...

What a sweet quilt, and all organic! Love to hear about others finding contentment in sewing - I can totally relate! Great labels too!

Catherine said...

A beautiful piece of work. It truly is and art and a treasure. xo Catherine

Nancy said...

Doing lots of handwork myself, I totally understand the amount of work that has gone into this beautiful piece. It will truly be a treasure to the person who receives it...

Julie said...

I absolutely adore this quilt. It is just beautiful. Good luck with your shop too.

Patchwork and Play said...

This is really beautiful Karen! I love that one rosy pink section amongst the pretty blues and touches of aqua! Good luck with your Etsy shop! I hope this is snaffled up quickly for someone to love!

Catherine said...

This quilt is just beautiful, you really are very talented Karen. I have embraced organic with my food but haven't looked into it with my fabrics but next time I am sewing I will:) Best wishes with your etsy shop. x

Kim said...

'Tis a beautiful quilt, Karen. How wonderful that the public can now own one of your lovely makes. All the best with your Etsy shop.

Filip Demuinck said...

Makes you wonder what is behind the carpet.

Greetings,
Filip

Elise Lea said...

Beautiful Karen! So wonderful to hear that your husband can see the joy quilting with organics brings you. I hope all the best for your husband and your Etsy shop!

Lisa Gordon said...

Really just beautiful, Karen.
I alway love your choice of colors and patterns.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead, my friend.

Preeti said...

Beautiful finished quilt! I wish you every success with your new venture!!

Mary Huey said...

I'm glad your husband notices the little things. Best wishes for a successful Etsy shop!!

Jeanne said...

I also love this quilt Karen. I was able to get right in to your etsy shop and one of these days, I may treat my self to one of your lovely quilts. Glad that your husband noticed your joy in this process! You are so creative!

Jeanne said...

Do I still see this lovely quilt up for sale on your site?? Very big temptation.

Jeanne said...

OK, one more question on this quilt. Is the size of this double, queen, or king, or twin?? It is really beautiful

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