Just follow the flow…

Ask questions and follow the flow, the answers will be there.  Wow, don’t I sound philosophical today?  When I had my own insurance related business when my daughter was growing up, my marketing technique was lying on the couch and meditating.  Pretty soon the phone would ring and I had another project.  Over the past few months I’ve been thinking about the direction in which I want to take my business as I’ve been doing a little of this and a little of that for several years now.  Well, over the last few weeks the business has shown me which branch of the river it is taking.

Did I ever mention that when I receive a bag or box of tee shirts to be made into a quilt, I feel like I’m getting a Christmas present to open?  It’s so much fun to turn old tee shirts, or in some cases new tee shirts, into a pretty, functional object that will comfort the person for years to come.  I thought this would be the last thing I wanted to do when I started this business, but it turns out it is my favorite!  Who would have known?  Why is it my favorite, you might ask?  Making this type of quilt incorporates all I love about the process: creativity, design, piecing, quilting, beauty and function.    I also can learn a lot about a person from seeing a series of tee shirts or sometimes just part of a person in depth.  However, as my camera has been in my purse so I can do outdoor photography during this, my favorite season of the year, I do not have any pictures.  I suppose if I did some step workouts, the camera could travel around the house, but no.

So I will, instead, show you my neck of the woods in autumn.


I think this photograph looks like an impressionist painting.


And does this photograph say Solitude to you?  I’m trying to decide whether to place it in a beginner’s competition under that subject.  It says that to me…


I love autumn colors, and autumn.


I have a picture without this vehicle in it, but I like it better with it.  Do you agree?

autumn-2-4 autumn-2-5

I’m lucky enough to live between Massachusetts Bay and the Blue Hills Reservation (6000 acres).  I often can’t decide which way to turn!

So enjoy this wonderful week.  Happy days!

About quiltify

Crazy about functional art: quilting; travel, family, and New England.
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7 Responses to Just follow the flow…

  1. libbylottie says:

    Love your photos. I’ve never seen a tee shirt quilt. I’ll have to check it out.

  2. Nice fall shots. It is great that you have found a direction you want to go in and will enjoy the trip each and every day. T shirt quilts are so personal, and I can only imagine the satisfaction it gives you to do something like that for a family. 🙂

  3. Lende says:

    Fabulous photos! Fabulous color! Thanks for posting those beautiful shots and I think the T-shirt quilts sound so interesting. I’ve never seen one….I bet they’ll be a hit.

  4. Lende says:

    btw….I do agree!

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