Doodle Squares. I was just playing with filling the center groups of curved parallel lines and liked the final pattern--looked like hills or perhaps plowed fields or a contour map.
So I pieced the background and quilted three slightly different-sized squares and filled them with the curved parallel lines using a different variegated thread in each. Using three different skeins of Laura Wasilowski's beautiful hand-dyed pearl cotton, I added V-shaped stitches to the top, little French knots with tails to the second, and then random short straight stitches to the bottom square.
Obviously there is change going on in this work. Seasonal? Low to high elevation? My daughter said it reminded her of cherry blossoms.
This little wall hanging looks better up close and personal in real life. Hmm. And what does that mean? I like looking at this piece, but is it of lesser value because it is not as photogenic as other works? My immediate answer would be: of course not! but perhaps the question is something I should keep in mind for a while as I look at other quilts.
Anyway, if you are still with me, thanks for the company.