Aug 20, 2006
On the home stretch
Summer. 38" by 40".
It still needs a bit more pressing, some handwork on the back and a sleeve and label, but this piece is finally mostly finished. "Finally" makes me laugh a bit as I just started this quilt in June and have knocked it out MUCH faster than my usual timetable.
I'm coming to the realization that for me, quilting is mostly about color. This quilt was inspired by a tangled up jumble of red and green fabrics I pulled out of the dryer. I didn't think "oh, what a mess" I thought "oh gosh, must make a quilt out of that!" Winter around here is pretty much gray and white and brown and the older I get, the more delighted I am by the bright exuberant lush riot of color that is summer here. This quilt gives me that same feeling.