Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
Not familiar with the song? Here is a video version from the Mama Mia movie and a link to the actual full lyrics. Go take a listen and then read the lyrics - I'll wait.
Beautiful isn't it? If you are lucky enough to be a parent, you'll see yourself and your child somewhere in that song.
But why this quilt and that song?
My Slipping Through My Fingers quilt is my entry in the Art With Fabric blog hop hosted by Alida @ Twelo Quilting
The challenge was too choose a piece of art, music, movie etc and make a project inspired by your selection. I choose Slipping Through My Fingers, by Abba.
The design of the quilt represents the growing up of my daughter - wrapped close to the family for many years, many twists and turns and then she becomes an adult and goes off to college, ready and excited to make memories of her very own.
Along the path of my square spiral, I used my FMQ foot to write a series of words that represent milestones and memories of her growing up.
It is hard to capture this in a photo but they read.....
first smile...mama dada.....naps....first tooth...rollover...crawl...first steps...dress up ...preschool...playground...kindergarten...best friends...tooth fairy...reading Narnia...dance class...girls weekend...disney...middle school...Harry Potter ...class trip...braces...school dances...writing stories...nanowrimo...tap dancing...sister hugs... history trip...outer banks ...high school... writing and more writing...college visits...on pointe...prom...senior year...graduation....freshman
The binding of the quilt was chosen deliberately - it helps to carry her path up through the edge of the quilt and off into the world.
It all begins by first steps and dress up - which is - if you think about it - a child's first real taste at independence and learning confidence to pursue one's dreams.
This doll (baby Ab) and stuff animal in the photo below were some of her treasures, always at her side when she was little.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Thanks Alida for organizing such a fun challenge. Really pulled me to think outside the 'quilty' box.
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Here is the full schedule for the Art With Fabric hop. For today, please visit Laura, Yanicka and Sarah!
Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
Laura @ periwinklequilts
I'll be linking my finish with Sew Cute Tuesdays, , Freemotion by the River, WIP Wednesday's, Let's Bee Social, Midweek Makers. Fabric Frenzy Friday, Finish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday.
Have a wonderful day! Patty