Monday, December 10, 2007

"For Uncle Hal" Quilt Label

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!

7 comments :

Ruth said...

What a wonderful tribute to your uncle. Such detail - it's amazing the amount of work you've put into this.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

I'm sure "H" is applauding and smiling with pride!! what a wonderful and loving tribute you have made.

Mary said...

what a nice photo of uncle hal. i'll bet he was a skinny legged chicken thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he looks very happy love seester

Anonymous said...

Your work is so detailed and beautiful.
I voted for you.

Alma Stoller

Susan said...

What a great photo. This makes a terrific label and I'm looking forward to seeing the words with it, too.

Are you feeling any kind of letdown as you approach the finish line, or is it peace that pervades your soul?

Rian said...

This is a real tour de force, Allie, and a beautiful tribute to your beloved uncle Hal. The label is going to be something special, too--I'm sure. Way ta go, girlie!

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

that is one awesome label. I like to put as much information as I can on a label, because there is nothing sadder than a quilt without a story.