Wednesday, April 11, 2018
This Crazy (Spring?) Weather, Health, and a Few Quilts
A few years ago I realized that despite all the ups and downs of life, the challenges, difficulties, and disasters, there are a few things that are always true. One of them is that season follows season. Spring, always comes, no matter what. True as it is, this year I'm wondering when spring will come. That little mister groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this year thereby predicting 6 more weeks of winter, but nine more weeks is just a bit too much, in my opinion. I love a long, leisurely spring with temperatures in the 50s and 60s for a month or two. But not this year. We'll probably jump from late winter to summer heat and humidity.
I've been way under the weather: I haven't worked on quilts, haven't read others' blog posts, and haven't posted myself -- until today, which is probably a first and last for another few days or a week. I have a flu-like viral infection, so no real help to overcome it other than time. And it's taking its good old time, too.
Since I don't have any quilts of my own to show, I'll share some from a tiny exhibit at a local history museum. Most were folded into glass cases which made them hard to photograph the small sections of the quilts that showed. Still, I found them interesting. Maybe you will, too. No makers' names were included.
On the quilt below there were no diagonal seams in any part of the quilt, which I find amazing.
I thought the blue appliqued on green was a subtle and interesting combination.
I fell in love with this star quilt. It looked soft, well-used, and comfortable.
The little quarter-triangle squares in these stars were the tiniest I've ever seen used on a full size quilt. They were less than 1/2" square! I wonder how many the quilter had to make!
I hope, wherever you and and whatever you're doing, that you're feeling healthy and happy!