This mini quilt is not quite 4x4 inches. Those teensy-tiny diamonds are amazing. I did not make it. It came to me as a RAK -- random act of kindness from a woman I've never met who lives in South Korea and who found this in Thailand and felt I would enjoy it. I think it's beautiful and wonderful. The edges were raw, I added the red border and put it in a small black frame which picked up so many light reflections I cropped it out of this photo. If you click the photo you will enlarge this to almost double it's real size, then try to imagine those little triangles in the border!
I love the quilt and I think I understand that woman's impulse. I have been to Thailand and I loved spending several hours wandering the night markets in both Bangkok and Ching Mai -- more enticing than any American shopping mall I know because there are mostly smaller stalls with tons of things, many handmade and many not and one can bargain. It's literally a night market, opening about 7:00 and staying open until about midnight. When traveling I have occasionally found charming things I could not resist and then at home I thought, but I don't need this, I won't use this, who might appreciate this properly? And then gifted it. Spread the pleasure. That stranger who only knows me via an internet group, was very kind and thoughtful sending this to me. The world can use all the RAKs people bestow ... it's a good season to remember that.
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!