Brightening Life with Creativity,
one day at a time...
There are moments when I am pretty much speechless.
Doesn't happen often, but when it does, there is usually a very good reason.
Here's one of them:
It probably sounds cheezy, but it still amazes me how unique sunrises and sunsets can be.
There are never two exactly alike!
As I stood in awe and wonder for a few minutes, the colors continued to change and more detail became visible.
Doesn't it look like God unwrapped a giant roll of cotton candy across the sky? He wasn't done yet though!
As the brilliant pinks and purples faded and a warm yellow glow emerged, I reflected on how blessed I am to live in an area where the sky seems so large, but yet so touchable. God creates beauty everyday.
Our job is to not only find it, but acknowledge who put it there!
After viewing this masterpiece, I may just have to attempt to copy it! :)
And while it won't come close to the original, it's my own way of saying "Thank You."
So what beauty have you seen recently? How have you been inspired?
My maternal grandmother recently moved into another apartment and decided to downsize a bit. While choosing what to keep and what to get rid of, she asked if I might be interested in a quilt her mother, Ruby, had made. I think I squealed "YES!"
Even though, I don't make many traditional quilts, I am still a firm believer in history. After all, where would fiber art be without its traditional quilting roots?
I admire how these women turned utilitarian items into works of art while not wasting a thing:
I never had the opportunity to meet Ruby, but she was an amazing quilt maker! All of this queen size quilt was made by hand using Dove in the Window blocks and thanks to my grandmother's loving care, it is still in amazing shape.
My great-grandmother used her clothes and some of my grandmother's to make the bird and star blocks. In fact, my grandmother, who turned 88 in August, still remembers which fabrics are which and marked some of them for me with scraps of paper and pins.
I plan on making a quilt label that documents the information I have so that when I pass it on to my daughter she will be able to cherish this family heirloom made by her great-great-grandmother.
Here are pictures of some of my favorite blocks. The second from the left has my grandmother's dress fabric in it. (It's so cool to see the REAL 30's prints in an actual quilt!)
Have any family quilts that you're proud of? If so, please share them with me!
Fiber artist, wife to a wonderful husband and mom to 2 awesome kids
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