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Feb 2, 2010

Hi, howdy, how y'all doin'?

What's that? Who the hell am I? Well, I don't blame you for not recognizing me here anymore, it's been that long since I posted. Since anyone other than Zabet posted here, for that matter.

But I've found something fabulous, that you must go look at, right this minute!

That, my friends, is the comet detail of an appliqued and embroidered quilt of the solar system. It was made by Ellen Harding Baker in 1876 for use as a visual aid in the astronomy lectures she gave. (That's not a typo - it's 133 years old.) The quilt is on display at the Smithsonian. If you have the chance. go see it in person, and let me know to what works it inspires you!


P.S. Happy Imbolc! :)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow - just this morning I was complaining about the hard time I am having machine quilting my first quilt. Seeing this though, reminds me what a sniveling, spoiled brat I am and to get back to work! Thanks.

February 2, 2010 3:11 PM  
Anonymous AbigailsCrafts said...

That's a stunning quilt. I wish I could make something a tenth as lovely - and instructive too!

February 26, 2010 12:28 AM  

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