Above: more beautiful designs. Are there people who can resist picking up shells on a beach? Resist the shapes and the suble colors? How limited their lives must be if they are not irresistibly drawn to shells.
But that is not today's subject. Rachel called this afternoon asking a silly question. She said, "I need a piece of batting not very thick that's about 20 by 6 inches. Would you have anything like that?" Would I? I always have batting. It's usually not very thick. I'm happy to give it away for any reasonable reason - this was reupholstering a little lady's rocking chair she recently found second hand and was tearing the old upholstery off in order to put on a a lovely paisley in s sea foam green -- what a lovely quilt that design would make if it were not far too heavy. Anyway, it was a remnant. I cannot supply the cream colored braid she will need to finish it. It's always a pleasure to watch any fabric project take shape and satisfyig to share in it.
This strip quilt was made using drier sheet as the foundation. This quick and easy method is always fun because I can choose exactly which piece comes next but will always be surprised when I put several together and see the patterns formed.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!