The official title is "For Uncle Hal With Love".... there is simply nothing else to call it.
Martha Green said once that crazy quilting reflects how we stitchers are feeling day to day as we work; our stitches are a record of our inner experiences. That has surely been the case for me.
On a longterm project such as this one has been, my deeper feelings and thoughts had to inevitably come into my work, especially because crazy quilting involves so much day to day decision making while in progress. If we are working spontaneously, what we create will be inexorably informed by what is going on with us, whether we are conscious of that or not.
So it was that this quilt evolved to be about my uncle, whom I lost a year and a half ago; about our relationship, who I think he was as a person, how his views of art impacted my own. I have gloried in all of this, too....
So now for the label! This is just the initial work....
The writing will be printed on another piece of fabric and appliqued at the bottom edge of this.
*note* My email is back, btw. Yay!