Saturday, November 3, 2007

black & white & read all under update

the quilt for 'the daily dose of reading' fete was handed off this morning. not a day too soon nor too late given that the event is happening this evening. hey, it would have been done earlier but I had one of those 'life gets in the way' last couple weeks.

I really liked the way the quilt turned out, however, I wish I had used black fabric for the borders as the quotes I wrote and stitched in red thread really looked dramatic on a black background. they got lost in the print.

but for the discerning eye there are two quotes to read, encircling the center.
"The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books." (katherine mansfield quote)

"If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry." (emily dickinson)

on the board next are a slew of baby quilts seems that there were quite a few romantic folks february through april of 2007! have another block for the safe motherhood project and some memory quilt work. it's going to be a busy fall and winter in the studio!


ROZ said...

Beautiful indeed. I love reading, too.

Julie said...

Exceptional - remember seeing quilts like this near Niagara Falls on a visit. Different area, but you might enjoy a browse in Hoxa Tapestry Gallery on Orkney (British Isles).

Every best wish with your quilting.