Friday, December 20, 2013

letters and stories

My wonderful husband reads stories out loud to me while I prep dinner and wash up. I love being able to listen and fill my head with imagined visuals for the story (why I like books better than movies). The last book used quotes from fictional historical texts at the beginning of each chapter to give context to the unfolding story. As I was thinking about what these old texts looked like and what I've seen of illuminated manuscripts in museums, I built this quilt.

"Unknown script green"
2013, 8.5" x 8.5", hand appliqu├ęd and hand quilted