Tuesday, September 09, 2008

perseid meteor shower and evening stars


I love meteor showers; something I miss most from living on the farm is the sky--morning, noon, and night. We had great sunrises and sunsets. I am amazed that I am able to enjoy the sunsets and sunrises in the city, but the night sky is paltry, and the meteor showers totally absent.
I made this quilt in 1994 when Andy was working in Atlanta during his sabbatical. Eve and Paul were 4 and 7, and I set up my machine in our bedroom and sewed after they went to bed. I call the border treatment "sprockets" because it looks like the edges of film. If you click on it, you can see that the borders are just a continuation of the center of the quilt--the whole quilt is 2 inch finished squares and half-square triangles.


I made a pair of these evening star quilts for their beds about the same time. They remain some of my favorite quilts. I haven't seen these quilts for a while, they were unearthed in a futile attempt to clean the attic.

9 comments:

Elaine Adair said...

You had these jewels hidden away in the attic? They're both really nice!

dot said...

Great quilts. I agree with Elaine, you should not put these back in the attic.

Sue R said...

What beautiful quilts, especially the Meteor Shower with the blue and yellow!

Louise said...

I would love to find quilts like yours in my attic! Leave them out, they are to pretty to be hidden away!

Anonymous said...

Lynn,

of course I recognize the second quilt because I was compelled to pretty much copy it for Luke! But I don't think I've ever seen Meteor Shower...I'm thinking I want to make that one, too:)It's beautiful!!

Sharon

Annie said...

I absolutely LOVE the star quilt!

: )

sammy_bunny said...

I love the meteor showers quilt!

Sarah N. said...

Great quilts! I especially like the blue one. Have a great weekend!

DonnaSews said...

The star quilt is gorgeous. Is it hand quilted? Looks like it.