I finished this quilt yesterday although I admit I didn't make most of it. There are16 12-inch squares most of which came to me in block swaps. I was in two long running monthly swaps, one for black and white squares and one or black-white-red squares. Wonderful how people came up with so many different patterns, some new to me. A bit of yellow sneaked in there and I like it.
When I went through my closet I saw that I've got enough additional 12-inch squares to make another quilt like (and of course not like) this. I'll do that. But not just now. This will be put away for the next charity call my quilt guild has -- the last one was Hurricane Sandy (not counting the block call after the Boston Marathon bombing). Perhaps I'll have a second similar quilt done before there is another serious need.
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!