................quilts that is.
This one on the initial look just seemed to be a collection of squares - then as you looked more closely the different coloured saw-tooth stars kept popping out one by one - some are more obvious than others - see if you can spot the dark green one.
This quilt really made me smile - I have some postcards somewhere of the original lady's work I think her name is Erica Oller and the stitcher described her as the American version of Beryl Cooke.
A friend of mine in Gloucester had a particularly objectionable mother in law - you know the type, daughter in law is never going to be good enough for her son even if she's a cross between Mother Theresa and Mae West (now there's a picture to conjure with)
The one picture she had showed a scowling lady sitting in her outdoor coat in an armchair and was titled 'She came, she criticised, she left' My friend framed it and hung it on the wall right next to the armchair her mother in law always claimed when visiting even to the point of evicting a sitting tenant! However she was so thick skinned she never realised it was directed at her.
Back to quilts - I loved the top of this box - sadly the camera bleached out the real colours, they were even more beautiful than this.
Tomorrow I might even show you some of my own work again