This smallish, 44X38, one block quilt in Marian Rosenthal style was a spur of the moment impulse. I had the fabric [border is the original] for maybe three years having purchased it when a shop in the NYC garment district was going out of business and thinking at the time that it might be a stack-n-whack style quilt. It actually shows up more interestingly in the photo than it does when I'm closer to it. I've called it "Flower arranging". It's lying on my dining table, which is small and which it just covers. I am currently still enchanted with Marian Rosenthal's one-patch, kaleidoscope possibilities with various sorts of prints.
It's now quilted and bordered and even named so I'll get on with other in-process quilts of which there are only two. And I've just decided the bigger project I want to do next, something I thought I couldn't do until I had a design wall. Now I have a design wall and reading the directions more carefully than before, I realize I could have done it anyway. But this is the right time. More anon, it's from a book that was a gift to me in 1999 so it's not "up to the minute". Not a matter of concern to me anyway.
Yes, this is a quilt. I didn't make a note, but I believe it is by the well-known art quilter Barbara McKie and that the bears are thread painted. It seems very appropriate as winter set in around the county.
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!