Thursday, November 1, 2012

jane eyre is winding her way into the quilts i'm making now.  i'm building layers of squares into patchy tops as i listen to the tale of her early life at the school for orphans.  and there are 2 quilts taking shape that i really love. i am feeling connected to something sweet from my girlhood as i revisit the classic literature from my youth.  i love the language and vivid imagery.  and the familiarity settles in me as i hear the words i've read so many times.  i've been reading jane eyre since i was 12 and wouldn't know how many times i've spent whole chunks of days curled up in her solemn story. now there are quilts that blend her and i together.  i really like that.
i showed you emma and charles bovary.  and there is also a hester prynn quilt. although the work was done by the time i started her story, she was clearly in my mind when i chose the pieces of gray and red for her quilt.  she is listed in the shop
so i continue the quest of filling my mind with the figures of literature, loving the words and the cadence of stories.  

10 comments:

  1. thats beautiful, the words and the quilt,

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  2. thank you laurie.....i hope you have a wonderful start to november!

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  3. jane eyre. strange laughs. mysterious fires... my all time favourite book. this quilt will be amazing.

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  4. Beautiful quilt! When I was a young girl I remember reading Madame Curie and being fascinated with her story. I am still infatuated with her story! Which reminds me that I should re-read her book again. :)

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    1. i only know the basics of her story. i will have to see if there are any podcasts of it.

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  5. This is so much fun! I love love love that books are inspiring your quilts.

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    1. i wish the willa cather book you sent me was on podcast! HA. but i'm sure i can find 'my antonia' which would produce quite a wispy wonderful quilt.

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  6. Beautiful, xox
    Oh my, i love this all so much....

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    1. me too. it's such a nice way to head into winter.

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