I made all the words in 2 hours and took another 2 hours to put them together into a finished 30 x 30" quilt top.
I have just realised, looking at this picture, that this isn't a picture of the full quilt top! There is a scrappy aqua border all round it and the name of the songwriter embroidered on a scrap of aqua. Ah well, never mind!
The song is Broken Strings by James Morrison featuring Nelly Futardo. I know it's a love song, but to me, this line is about depression. This is what depression feels like to me. I've called it silent scream as that phrase also sums up this horrible illness as far as I'm concerned. Maybe those who have experienced the pain of depression understand what I mean, maybe not as everyone is different.
The background is a mixture of aqua scraps, which didn't start their lives as scraps, I had to hack into FQs as I found a grand total of 10 aqua scraps in my scraps bin! The words are in various Kona cottons, one colour for each word.
I have since started the quilting by echoing just outside each letter in a variegated aqua/blue thread. I plan to FMQ the rest, though I'm not sure how, I'm wondering about small spirals.
The backing fabric is a cheap cotton from Fabric land. I intend this to be hung on the wall. I may wash it when it's done, but I don't intend to wash it regularly so didn't mind using an inexpensive backing.