I really enjoyed the details in making this block!
Sunday, July 3, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016
Recently, I've been able to see the original quilt in the
American Folk Art Museum's traveling display.
On this block, there is a "Bird of Paradise" label in
script-lettering. I grabbed my pencil and paper and drafted
the label. I've tried to replicate it as closely as possible
on my block, and have placed it in the lower corner also.
Friday, May 6, 2016
Monday, May 2, 2016
The Civil War Bride Quilt (Bird of Paradise) is presently in an exhibition tour--
part of the 'Self-Taught Genius' Exhibit by the American Folk Art Museum, now on tour.
Currently (through May 22, 2016), the exhibit is at the New Orleans
Museum of Art, then onto St. Louis, and Tampa.
I was able to see the quilt (and the paper templates) at the
New Orleans museum! What a very special treat!--just like strawberries!