I do not know why this design is called "Chinese Coins", it looks more like "third world paper money" to me since many countries print very colorful paper money.
Early in December when I began sewing together the rectangle pieces -- which I cut out last summer when I had a week-long spasm of making my scraps usable by cutting them into squares, strips and rectangles-- I thought: this is a really quick and easy quilt. I'll be done in no time. It WAS an easy quilt but I only finished it yesterday, some six weeks after starting it. Of I really like it. I have a pile of scraps in need of cutting up and I will once again begin to collect a baggie full of these rectangles for a future quilt of the same style.
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!