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Took Me a Year…

to finish this quilt. The political scene last fall was making me feel as if I had awakened in an alternate universe where everything was upside down and in reverse. And thus was born this quilt. I used a freezer paper template to discharge the blue fabric. I began the saga of hand quilting all of the planets/moons in my fabricated universes. A few weeks ago, I decided it was time to get this done. Today, I finished it, despite feeling quite awful. I have a virus with fever, aches and chills.

Here is a detail:

I added a bit of bling by using glass beads in the rings around the largest planets.

It feels good to have finished this. Now, I am going to take another Aleve and go hope I feel better tomorrow.

5 Responses to “Took Me a Year…”

  1. Love this – how big is the piece? Is it a wholecloth of blue fabric with all the white areas discharged? It’s has a lot of impact. Would love to see it in person, too.

  2. Kristin L says:

    That turnout out cool. Glad you’re feeling better too.

  3. Sue Reno says:

    I love the textural elements and would really like to see this one in person. Good work , Gerrie.

  4. Connie Akers says:

    Beautiful. I certainly know what you’re saying about the political scene.

  5. carol johnson says:

    It’s AMAZING! Way to rally. Sure hope you feel better tomorrow!