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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Simple Table Runner

I absolutely LOVE WILLIAM MORRIS!!!! I don't know if he was ever knighted but I would call him "Sir William" in a heartbeat. I think he is one of the most brilliant designers ever. He was known as the father of the Victorian Era, and rightfully so.
Thankfully, I can have him immortalized in fabrics. I created a quilt for my mother and these squares and these color shaded gradation strips were left over. What to do? I knew exactly what to do! I just HAD to make this for my cousin, Kathy, as a thank you for her hospiatlity on our family vacation last year. She lived in the UK for a time, and also fell in love with Sir William.

Is it the colors? The symmetry? I don't know. I think it's that eye-pleasing complexity that we are awed by. We can't create elaborate, incredible designs like this without a computer, yet he did. And he did it to perfection! It must have taken incredible amounts of time and tenacity. The things that we are constantly putting into our quilts! I however, must do it because it is my art and my passion. What drives us to put in the time? Love of the craft.

So here's to the time and talent commited by us to make beautiful quilts. I think it is a tribute to those who have gone before us and of course, to those who enjoy the quilts!