Here's a peek at City Green, one of the quilts in my new book City Quilts. This photo was taken of the quilt on the design wall, pre borders, pre quilting, pre being finished, but I had to capture these clear, beautiful colors. I can't say enough about the beauty of solids, I think they almost have the appearance of colored glass. Yesterday, I was searching around on the internet for something, and found a link to the work of Josef Albers...whose work I was a little acquainted with, but not very well. I found this, which I thought incredible, and a little like my quilt. It made me happy, and made me think that my work was on the right track.
I'd like to tell you a little about this quilt, if you would indulge me. The quilt has 100's of small blocks, with very narrow sashing. The colors are meant to shimmer, like sun and shadow through the branches on the ground, in the woods. I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to arrange the blocks, or explain the concept in a pattern. I was truly struggling, trying to convey what I had envisioned, without much success. So I did what I have taught my children to do, from their youngest days...I prayed. I pleaded with God to know how to do what I was trying to do. In an instant, I knew. I was shown how to arrange the blocks, how to sew it together, everything. I was, and am so grateful for answered prayers.
The entire book from concept, to the quilts, and all the work involved was a journey that I felt compelled to take, pushed a little even.
My sincerest thanks to everyone for your kind words, and good wishes about my book. I hope you will love it as I do; and of course I hope you will make lots and lots of quilts.