It is the end of January, and this project should have disappeared into the rearview mirror a long time ago.
In some ways, it has. I finished these babies back in the first week of January. But the true closure AKA the blog post has yet to happen.
Today is the day.
Back in December, with the goal of clearing much needed storage space, I began the Great Alaskan Quilt Out.
The idea was to quilt 14 quilt tops from various stages and place in my life and send them out into the world.
From there I finished six Mystery Quilts which you get a gander at here and here. By finished, I mean some of them only needed bindings, and some of them only needed to be taken out of storage and put in the pile.
And finally, I finished four random quilts, and that is what we are going to look at today.
The first one up is a quilt made from a pattern long forgotten.
It’s bright (maybe too bright) and a clear representation of me still learning the basics of color composition. Or to put it another way, what is the value of this quilt? It’s all about medium values and nothing else.
It’s a One Block Wonder from the book by Maxine Rosenthal. If you like pattern based quilt making and haven’t made one of these, you should.
Several years ago, I went to the Earth, Fire, and Fibre exhibition at the Anchorage Museum.
This is a major fine craft biennial featuring the work of top Alaskan artists. The museum brings a well know curator or artist up from the lower 48 to jury the show. This particular year, the juror was a glass artist who clearly did not know her quilt patterns as she juried a One Block Wonder into the show.
The stars were made with my favorite Tri-Rec ruler.
At the time I was so disappointed with myself and my work that I buried it deep into my pile of unfinished projects. Now, this quilt is just blip in my stitching history. It’s funny how time does that.
This brings my total for The Great Alaskan Quilt Out to twelve. Patt’s quilts are already on her bed, but here are the other ten.
It feels good to have closure on these quilts. Now, to find them homes…..