|Jessica from Quilty Habit worked on it before sending it to me.|
The very first thing I decided to do was add another line from the full quote:
“Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.”
|2.5" tall "Life is not a series of gig lamps"|
I used the free color word patterns (rearranged a bit) from the Quilt Talk blog tour. I really enjoyed making these words! Then I decided to add a series of little stars to use as spaces between the words.
|Those stars are a good stand in for gig lamps, right?|
The next thing I decided to make was a New York Beauty block--I was pretty much looking for an excuse to use the pattern I'd just purchased from Better Off Thread.
|New York Beauty block in progress.|
It was a really fun block to make for this quilt because it is not the first color palette or color use I'd pick. But I loved the idea of the geese to be a golden halo around the bright colors in the center.
And then as I was starting to piece all the blocks together I realized there was a space that an Anna Maria Horner feather would fit perfectly, so I made one of those too:
|AMH Feather using colors from the rest of the quilt.|
I pieced together almost all the blocks and will send this on to Ashley at Wasn't Quilt in a Day to add some more and finish the quilt top before sending it back to Laura!
|'Luminous' is unattached, but everything else to pieced together.|
Here's a close up of the finished blocks I made:
|Next time I make a New York Beauty it will be for me :-)|
|I made another wonky cross following Jessica's lead.|
The next traveling quilt I get from this group will by MINE! So excited to get it back! I have so loved working on all these quilts and getting to know the other ladies better! I can't wait to see all the quilts finished.