Myriad Interpretations of Language​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​: Collaborative Quilt Project

I’m a big fan of Sam Hunter (website -- IG) so when she put the call out for a community stitching project I opted in. I don’t generally do hand work, but the initial details assured us that it would be minimal and easy to complete.


The prompt arrived and I took a very literal, mathematical approach to it. In the moment, I wasn’t overthinking it at all. I was simply following the instructions.

I mailed my block from San Jose, California 🇺🇸 to Sam and waited for reveal day. Today is the day and I’m already blown away with the Myriad Interpretations of Language.

After cutting a piece of solid-colored cotton fabric to 6'' x 6'', marking off a half-inch border all around to leave a 5'' x 5'' window in the middle, and marking our name along the bottom of the fabric, we were to stitch:

-Don't consult with anyone about it!
-Choose a thread that contrasts with your fabric.
-Using the thread, stitch a line on the fabric.
-Choose another color of thread.
-Stitch a second line that crosses the first.

🟣 I chose dark purple for my fabric. I stitched with Aurifloss, starting with Bright Turquoise (#5005) and then Light Lemon (#2110). My name is stitched in White (#2021).

A peek at the back. :-)

Take a look at all the colors of fabric the 220(!) participants chose.
See them all at: #MyriadInterpretationsOfLanguage

4 thoughts on “Myriad Interpretations of Language​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​: Collaborative Quilt Project

  1. What a fun idea! The hand stitching would be hard for me but the hardest would be the "don't consult someone" ;)) Hope you will give us a hint when the full project is revealed. xo

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    1. sarah

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      It was hard to not talk about it. I have enjoyed the different interpretations I've seen and I really look forward to seeing how Sam put them all together. Thanks, Melanie!

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