patterns for march14 challenge


Just a few of my quilts, with patterns found in everyday sights, adapted, played around with to produce something useful.  The March Challenge prompt is pattern, and for once I can express it as well  in pictures as in words.

Tiled floors and chimney pots
rows of trees and the sails of yachts;
shadows through railings
or dancing on ceilings.
All of these are grist to my mill:
patterns for quilting
that call for my skill.


All poetry, prose and pictures posted here, except where otherwise stated, is my own, and may only be used elsewhere with my expressed permission. Please don't be inhibited from correcting my bloopers and making suggestions: Most of what I post here is instant, ill-considered and off-the-cuff, in serious need of editing.
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16 Responses to patterns for march14 challenge

  1. Becca Givens says:

    Viv, I don’t know how I missed this entry earlier in the month – but I am glad I did not miss it altogether! I LOVE quilts … they remind me of childhood, a favorite sitter and my grandmother. I have one with material of from all the outfits my grandmother sewed for me! It is quite a treasure for me.

    Yours shows beautiful work with a pairing of prose … bravo! Thank you for sharing …


  2. trisha says:

    those pictures are gorgeous.

    your poem speaks out my heart.



  3. vivinfrance says:

    Thank you everyone for your kind comments. The words came easily – the hardest part was assembling the photomontage!


  4. Mike Patrick says:

    As soon as I saw “Patterns” as the prompt, I began looking forward to your posting. Sandy and I just stared in awe at your quilts. Amazing work, not only with the cloth, but also the words. Some things just fit, and you understand patterns as few ever will.


  5. Beautiful! Love the “grist”!!!


  6. Such colour! You have a rich sense of it, Viv. Those contrasts make me feel like firing up the kiln again, after already spending the morning with it.


  7. earlybird says:

    These are wonderful, Viv. I’m so impressed. Really lovely.

    Good poem too.


  8. Perfect. Just perfect. Poets and quilters have an eye for patterns. Artists, all.


  9. Renee says:

    Hi VivinFrance!

    Oh! How beautiful your patterns are, indeed, and so brings back the memories of
    my grandmother making her quilts from all of the left over pieces of fabric from
    the clothes she wore. Thank you so much!



  10. pamela says:

    Beautiful work, Viv.
    Those purses are precious.



  11. honeyhaiku says:

    Love it, both poem and quilts!


  12. This is awesome. And you know what, some patterns can be good ones I guess. 🙂 Can’t wait to read more!

    ~’Melinda Penn’


  13. cloakedmonk says:

    I love quilting and I love your poem. Very nice.


  14. Awesome patterns on the bags and stuff,my mom would love those! Good poem!


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