The Berry Quilt

June 20th, 2008

Berry Quilt

Berry Quilt

Berry Quilt

And, it’s finished! I did tie the quilt after all. This quilt reminds me of berries. I had a triple berry sorbet this past weekend, that if all these colors were mashed together, would surely be the same hue of bruised purple. The kitty has decided this quilt is hers and would not butt out of the photographing. I had to shove her off to get the first one. I was joking with Ryan that redecorating the living room was more for the cat than anyone else. She spends the most time in there by far.

I read in my Gee’s Bend book that quilts with long strips of fabrics are called Lazy Girl quilts. Don’t you love that? While I did want something easy to make, I really like the modern lines strips of fabric give, as opposed to something intricately pieced. A lot of modern art has this quality–straightforward, simplistic. While wandering in any given museum, going from renaissance to modern art, I often find myself thinking of how lazy the art seems in comparison, wondering how much of it was choice, statement, and just the nature of these industrial times where we expect things to be easy. I don’t have a point really, just thinking out loud.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sarah Seitz  |  June 21st, 2008 at 2:09 am

    Beautiful! I can’t wait to see the new living room, it looks amazing in pictures. Doesn’t it feel so good to nest and actually enjoy your living space? I love the “lazy girl” quilt, maybe this is what I need to make for my first quilt?

  • 2. Emily  |  June 21st, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Love the quilt! How did you stretch it?

  • 3. Melissa  |  June 21st, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    I love the quilt, it’s beautiful! I especially like the black binding, it really brings it together and makes it very modern and stylish. It goes perfectly in your cute living room too, great job!

  • 4. *karen  |  June 21st, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Hi Dacia :o)

    That quilt is beautiful and I was going to say it looks very modern and then I read the rest of your post. I got to see the Gee’s Bend exhibit when it came to the Museum of Folk Art in Santa Fe. I went the day one of the quilters was speaking, but that room was so packed I ended up bypassing it.

  • 5. magikquilter  |  June 22nd, 2008 at 12:12 am

    I love the colours and freshness of the quilt and the cat is so cute! Those quilts are traditionally known as strippy quilts …which is why I invited you to our strippy gallery on Flickr. Looking forward to reading more of your blog.

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