What a wonderful surprise when I opened a package from a swap friend, Heidi, and found she had made a mini quilt inspired by the candle holder Christmas present that I had pictured in a blog. Isn't this a wonderful quilt? She used fabrics that have some sparkle, she appliqued the "tile" pieces. As an extra, I now realize, looking at the quilt, that this has a very Chinese feel -- it suggests an interpretation of the I Ching. It's wonderful when artists inspire other artists.
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!