Tangled Textiles. As usual I spent most of the two months brainstorming ideas and techniques for the theme. The two finalists for my quilt included a color principle by Itten where I planned to create a color field illustrating the 'balance' of color relationships. I did a few sketches with my Nook (above). Finally I settled on the idea of showing the Attempt at Balance using a yoga based figure to illustrate our attempt at balance in the midst of our swirling lives. My figure is falling off balance as I often do in this yoga pose as I attempt to hold it beyond my limit, just as I sometimes do in other areas of life as I take on more than I can balance.
If you open the photo with the scissors in a new window it enlarges enough to see the stitch I used on the binding. Any stitch really should work - it just needs to prevent the fabric from continuing to ravel.