Sunday, August 20, 2017

almost time!

The clock is ticking and we are on the final count down for the solar eclipse.  Where will you be watching from?!

Have you checked out the special exhibit information that the International Quilt Study center has put together?  Very amazing quilts selected for their exhibit A Rare Occurrence.  I have long been a fan of the Ellen Harding Baker astronomy quilts - the solar system quilt is incredible, but what I really  am impressed with is how creative and contemporary some of these quilts look even today.   These ladies were talented and I'm guessing they had no idea their quilts would take on a life of their own.  Apparently, astronomy was an acceptable interest for women in the nineteenth century - and sparked some pretty unique projects.  I wonder what quilts will be inspired by tomorrow's eclipse.  The more things change the more they stay the same right?!

Although this is the moon and not the sun, we like this nocturne moonphase fabric designed by Rae Ritchie for Dear Stella Timeless Treasures....could be a pretty cool feature fabric for a special project.

We'll be crossing our fingers for clear skies tomorrow!

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