I am taking out the papers as each round is covered by the next round. Here is a view of the back
Here is the Pain piece with all of hte quilting done and ready for binding. I still have to add the tiny black arrows at thepoint of the red triangles that are on top of red/yellow fabric. I couldn't do that before it was quilted.
here is a close up of the quilting. I chose "McTavishing" for my quilting pattern as I felt he swirls would reflect the confusion and distraction I associate with pain. I am also re-considering the title. I no longer believe that pain can be controlled. All you can do is cage it. So the title has become "Caging the Pain"
This piece has brought something home to me. I have suspected that my skills have deteriorated ove the last year, and my work here really shows it, especially my Free Motion work. I will never exhibit or display this piece, it will remain in my private collection ( doesn't that sound "snooty"?). But the actual making of it has become an awakening to me. I have more ideas, and a sense of direction