Sunday, 7 February 2010

Comfort

Here is my Dream Panel for The Dream Rocket which I posted about here.


We were to submit the story behind the panel, and here is mine:
“I have always had a soft spot for children, especially children who have lost their parents and are left to fight for themselves, and children growing up in an abusive environment where home is anything but safe.

I am so lucky to be a grandmother of a wonderful little boy and get to spend a lot of time with him. One day, when he was snuggling into my arms watching children’s TV, I looked at him and thought:
“All children should have this, someone they are so totally comfortable and safe with; someone who will comfort them when they are sad or scared or just needs a soft place to land.”
My next thought was: “I have found my dream theme!”

I had an idea of how I would translate my dream into fabric, but one day the image of these two birds popped into my head. I drew a little sketch, and later a full size illustration which I used as an appliqué pattern."


I shipped the panel off the day before the catastrophe in Haiti. It means even more to me now.
I have started a second similar quilt, but it won’t be finished any day soon. I have some ideas that needs slow cooking; you cannot rush the process.


You can see more panels at Facebook and Flickr.

14 comments:

  1. You turned a lovely and touching idea into a pretty quilt. Like you said, after what happened to Haiti, it is sadly a very universal and widespread wish...
    A beautiful and heartfelt expression, Nina Lise. It's so lovely!

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  2. I love the birds. They are incredible and make a wonderful statement. Thanks for sharing you thoughts and dreams. Little people are so very special too.

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  3. Nina, Your birds all have such wonderful individual personalities. This pair is so perfect. Your right....every child needs a safe and comfortable place.

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  4. That is just precious. How did you make the lettering? I just love this quilt.

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  5. It is beautiful and I echo your thoughts about every child.

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  6. I fully agree withnyour thoughts about children. I love to see your drawing translated into yet another wonderful quilt!

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  7. That is so lovely Nina Lise. Congratulations on being part of something big!!

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  8. Nina Lise, again I am in awe of your creativity. I love these two birds and how you incorporated them into your dream panel. What an awesome project. Thank you for sharing the story behind the panel and your drawings.

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  9. Hi Nina Lise,
    I so totally agree with you and this panel is a lovely expression of that idea and wish. Children are so precious and giving and I just adore it when mine snuggles into me. All children deserve that. I loved your story behind the quilt too :)
    Love & hugs,
    Sharon

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  10. What a special design and expression!

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  11. Such a beautiful thought - and quilt.

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  12. Denna är så berörande så tårarna stiger i ögonen!

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  13. How very thouching. I love this so much!!! What a great job - and to read the story behind it makes it even better!!

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  14. Hi Nina Lise, What a beautiful thought. I just found your blog with all your wonderful thoughts and projects! I think I will be peeking quite bit :). I will look forward to enjoying spending some time drinking my coffee and reading what you are up to ;).

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