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1cJan 27to28 2011 050 (Medium) | by Marcia's Crafty Sewing & Quilting
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1cJan 27to28 2011 050 (Medium)

Escape to Cloud Nine Quilt for Project Quilting.... It's the name of the place that I LOVE .... I read the challenge on Sunday and started thinking.... What place should I choose? Where's my favorite place?..... Our favorite campground on the Mississippi River, the hunting and hiking land behind our house, a quilt retreat, a quilt shop, a vacation spot, my mom's house, my brother's house, my sewing room at our home, my sewing room at the camper .... I brain stormed while I cut strips for the background fabric. Then I started sewing strips and taking pictures ... I had lots of ideas....but couldn't make up my mind.


I even sent an email to family members to enlist their help with the brain storming.


My husband said "What is the name of the creative space/place you go to in your head, when you are zoning in on your quilting and not paying attention to the real world?" Hyper Focusing??? Ritch suggested I name the quilt something like.... Hakuna Matata -- cause when I am "hyper focusing" that is where I go... when I am sewing, quilting, and creating. But he said that is not the right name! Has to be something about the creative space in your brain!!!


Then I did an internet search for names of places (towns and cities with unusual names) that might represent the name of the creative space in my brain. I read about the right brain and left brain and the parts in between that transfer the information back and forth. I thought I knew all about Attention Deficit and Hyper Focusing. I went and found tons of words that deal with imagination, creativity, and even more than I wanted to know! I found a site that had Quotes by everyone in the world. The coolest part is that I was reading more than I have ever read in years! Was that part of the challenge?


Finally I decided that Cloud Nine described my creative space or place in my brain. So I named my quilt Escape to Cloud Nine because I love to go there.....


Note: I blogged about the whole project from start to completion on my blog which is on my website at It explains how to make the background fabric and the use of double poly for the batting and quilting process.


Quilt measures 21" X 29"


Marcia Wachuta from Boscobel, Wisconsin

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Taken on January 28, 2011