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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

"Passing the Sacred Orb" Finished Plus...I'm a guest blogger at Stash Manicure Blog

Before I share my finished quilt....I have to tell you I'm a guest blogger....for the first time....over at Stash Manicure.  If you are not tired of seeing my "type talk" head over wave at me...LOL.

 "Sacred Orb" was designed by Terrie Kralik, Moose Country Quilts.   This is the pattern I used to make my Market Place India quilt. It will be auctioned and the money raised will go to a group of women in India.  (If you missed that post you can click here to read it.)
I have titled my quilt, "Passing The Sacred Orb"....I really should have called it "Passing the Psychedelic Orb."  I used my friend Dale's long arm machine to quilt it and I broke all the quilting rules.  I can hear the gasps....but I also know many of you are probably cheering I right?  I figure it can be sent to the "Quilt Priest" for absolution....then it can go it's way piecefully.
The quilting is barely noticeable unless you are very close to the quilt.  I wanted the fabric to do the speaking not the quilting.  All of the embroidery you see was on the fabrics that I started with.  I am delivering it tomorrow and of course I'll be sad having it go....and joyful that I've had this opportunity.  This is the dedication I've written:

When I heard about making quilts from the fabrics that other women had made clothing from I was intrigued. The women who made these articles of clothing and household goods are very good seamstresses. I know they could easily make much more impressive quilts than the one I have made. At the same time, I can imagine it would not feel very good to get the clothing and household goods back and attempt to then make a quilt with them.

There was a win/win solution suggested and I agreed to be a part of the process. Quilters in the US could agree to make a quilt from these ladies lovely creations and then the quilts could be auctioned and the money would go back to support those women who had originally made the clothing and household goods. Women helping women.....a wonderful solution to show the connectedness of women across cultures and continents.

I chose a pattern by, Terrie Kralik, Moose Country Quilts, (Bonners Ferry, ID), "Sacred Orb." I have named the quilt that I have made "Passing the Sacred Orb." The circle symbolizes our connectedness too one another and reverently dedicated to the spirit of women.

Kelly Jackson
Perrysburg, OH
Finished 3/7/2011


  1. The Sacred Orb looks very interesting. Glad to see you as a guest blogger at Stash Manicure too!


  2. LOVE IT!!!! And I loved that you broke the rules on the quilting (but you already knew I'd say that).

    I love the women connecting with women thing... where would we be without each other?

    I'm headed over to read your guest post. Have a great day! Hugs!

  3. (((grin))) Quilting rules are made to be broken!

  4. If you follow the rules, you miss all the fun! Your quilt looks great...I'm sure it will bring lots of money at auction!

  5. Beautiful job, Kelly! What a great project to be part of. And who made the quilting rules anyway? It's much better to make some of your own. The first one on my list is "Ignore the rules."

  6. What a novel concept....and you are so wonderful to be a part of it, women giving back to it!

  7. Your dedication is lovely and so is the quilt that you made. Sounds like an incredible project to be part of!

  8. So pretty! I enjoyed your post at Stash Manicure, too! Your dedication that you wrote is inspiring.
    Jacque in SC

  9. Rules? We don't need no stinkin' rules! lol Seriously, I think we're all grown up enough to make our own rules when it comes to making art....and that's what you made! It's beautiful!

  10. And my dear you were a delightful guest...a hoot and filled with inspiration....a friend everyone would love to have.


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