Often the most enjoyable quilting for me is impulse quilting -- not very different from impulse shopping, except quilting is a commitment to more time because it's rarely a quicky quilt -- as in 3 or 4 hours -- more like my free time for at least a week.
This is a paper pieced quilt, most people could guess that. There are 80 pieces in each of the whirligigs. I"m calling it "A Slice of Lime" since that little bit of lime works well in all the colors.
The impulse arose simply. I decided to straighten my sewing room -- generally a mistake. Maybe not mistake but doomed to failure impulse. As I was straightening a pile of how-to books, a paper piecing book I had not seen for several months begged to be noticed. This particular design looked both interesting and easy, maybe even on the quick side. he blocks are 12x12, so the quilt, including the one inch green binding border is 100 inches perimeter. It could have been my guild's show challenge--- if I had used the blue fabric that is a requirement in the blue block. But I didn't think of that quickly enough.
I'm very fond on serendipity and of impassivity. I don't like to get involved in very, very time consuming quilt projects and lately enjoy making little wall quilts most of all. So this was relatively quick, easy and I like the colors.
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!