This past week I took my kids on an outing to a local museum. I'd heard it had a new section with lots of hands on stuff for kids, and I figured I might get a glimpse of some of the art too. And it was free. Of course, my kids (mainly 2 of them) whined the whole way that they didn't want to go. After a couple of 'stop whining' threats and one drastic "Let's go home then" U-turn, we finally arrived. And of course they loved the exhibit and had a ball. So much so that they didn't want to leave. So while they were making 'stained-glass windows' with markers and vellum paper, I decided to peak around the corner and still keep my eye on them. Look what I found!
This quilt was amazing! All of the fabrics were solids. Usually I don't love quilts that are all solids because I think prints bring some interesting texture to the quilt, but this one was so busy I think it's the only way it could have been done. Look at the close-up of these teeny little log-cabin blocks that make up the rays of the stars.
And then step back and look at the big picture. Spectacular. I can't remember where it came from, but I want to say Tahiti. (I wasn't playing close attention because I was trying to keep my eyes on the kids at the same time.) I snapped just a few quick pictures that definitely don't do justice to the work of art. Wow.
Many thanks for the encouragement about moving. I'm sure it will be insane in the process, but the end result will be wonderful. One of the sad things, besides moving farther away from wonderful friends, is leaving my wooden fence and all of its personality behind. That fence has been an emotional part of my summer. But I'll save that for another post.