On Friday we went to Evanston to see "Mr. Turner." It was excellent, though it took a while to get into the story, set in mid-19th century England (great costumes and scenery). Though we knew who Turner was and we have seen his paintings, we didn't know much about him. We were not the only people to leave the theater saying, "We need to look him up." Fortunately for us J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free was among the university press books sent to me this month. The book is the catalog for an exhibit curated by the Tate, now at the Getty, which covers the exact period of the movie. (And the exhibit will be at the DeYoung in San Francisco in June when I am in SF for the ALA Annual Conference.)
The Block Swappers exchanged CW churn dashes in early 2013. I assembled the flimsy right after I got the blocks. This week I got it quilted and bound. I'm not thrilled with the quilting (loopy flowers in the churns and meandering in the hourglasses) but it is finished! 54 x 72; back and binding took 2-7/8 yards.
A few years ago I made a "kitchen sink" quilt from leftover units. I entered it in the Chicago Librarians' Quilt Show and to my surprise (and delight) it was purchased! The buyer said it was "very enthusiastic." I'm trying the design concept again. The units seem to have two different colorways, warmer and cooler. Maybe I will end up with two kitchen sinks.
(Left: The green/black/neutral pieces began with leftovers from Grand Illusion blocks. Below: the purple/gold/green 9-patches are leftovers from Carolina Crossroads -- after 7 years it's time to use them.)
|Forecast: Scrappy With a Chance of Nine-Patches|
I will post the Annual Reckoning on January 1. Stay tuned!