Friday, July 13, 2012

Wordless "Wednesdays"

OK--I do know it is Friday and I also know that this post is not completely wordless. Me. At a loss for words. No, that is probably not going to happen. And what can I say, I did intend to post on Wednesday but....

After all it is summer. I have to rush out to my garden to see what is blooming. And when I get home from work I do confess it is just too hot to write a decent post. Besides, and this is actually the real reason, I just finished reading Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. Have you read it? I certainly couldn't put that book down--if you are hunting for a book for the summer.

Maybe I was inspired by Major Pettigrew to choose this fabric. Sure, it is geese not ducks. But still it seemed appropriate. (And if you don't get the reference you may just have to read the book.)

Yes, it should be another rolling hills. After all, one of my favorite galleries The People's Place Quilt Museum--has ordered a couple and I need to have a selection for the Guilford Craft Expo next week-end in Guilford, CT. So I found some co-ordinating fabric and began piecing. Don't you just love the subtlety of these colors?

And this is where it does get to be wordless for a while. What fun to see the patterns form as I make more blocks.

I sewed it together and hung it up. Not bad. Conveys the feeling of late autumn doesn't it? That particular type of day. A bit of chill in the air. The beauty of the subtle colors. The interest of the individual fabrics. Can't wait to show it at Guilford. Yes, I do have a couple other rolling hills for the gallery, of course. I always try to give them the best selection.

And you--have you read Major Pettigrew? What did you think? And now I have a favor to ask. I have finished Major Pettigrew. What else can I read with the same subtle humor and the complexity of characters? Any suggestions?

1 comment:

  1. Wow, great quilt! The individual fabrics wouldn't have turned my head but the way you sewed them up makes them outstanding. I always learn something when artists show 'work in progress' photos, so thank you for this.