I remember sitting in the dorm window at a retreat, sipping contraband wine while we watched a wedding taking place on the bluff below.
I remember sharing secrets about our lives as free-living young women and the parallels, though we existed miles apart.
I remember her whimsical sense of humor and her abundant love of this country.
I remember the artist who recreated Carmen Miranda in a quilt ... not to mention the toilet seat quilt, "It's a Girl Thing."
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Most often, when I put a quilt I'm working on aside it's because I need to fix something that bothers me, or I've run out of fabric, or it's time for borders, or I am waiting for inspiration.
But with Asian Pinwheels, it was because I couldn't bear to remember. You see, when it was discovered she had a large inoperable tumor in her belly, our little bee made her a quilt. The theme colors were black/red/cream. I knew she had a penchant for Oriental/Asian fabrics and motifs. Conveniently, I had made a sample block in these colors several months earlier and it was the right size.
|First Asian Pinwheel block|
I used the snowball corners to make the pinwheel cornerstones. The triple sashing will separate the blocks so I don't have to worry about matching the snowball corners. And something red will go on the border.
This is my One Monthly Goal for July: Finish Asian Pinwheel top.