I’m new to being a pop-culture nerd. Growing up, I never was a fan of anything much, except sewing. And I always felt like I was missing out by not participating in culture.
At first glance, this quilt is calm and deep with shades of blue fabrics. But look closer to see the lurking sharks.
This is a Husband quilt. A Misdirection quilt. A “Here, Honey, I made you this so you’ll stop asking how much I spend on fabric” quilt.
When she unfolds a quilt, it’s more like she’s opening a storybook. Sandy Sutton has been collecting and studying antique quilts longer that I’ve been alive. Her extra bedroom is a library, stuffed wall to wall with quilted stories, some written more than a hundred years ago. Her obsession has made her more than a just quilt collector. She reads the stitches like words on a page. They whisper their secrets.
If you think these pink pinwheels are pretty now … after this quilt is washed it will transcend. The backgrounds will recede, and the pinwheels will puff and rise when the batting does its antiquing thing. Ahhhh. Namaste.
Nancy made this reversible throw quilt as a gift for her daughter. Bursting with energy, it turned out as iconic and magical as the woman it honors. We talked about some different quilting ideas, but in the end, Frida insisted on my "Fiesta Flowers" pattern.