While grieving that the wonderful Roger Federer has been beaten at Wimbledon I have had two highlights today, firstly, my copy of the V&A quilt book arrived and secondly, I finished a quilt.
The book accompanying the V&A exhibition, "Quilts 1700 - 2010, Hidden Histories, Untold Stories" was written by Sue Prichard who curated the exhibition and I have been waiting excitedly for my copy to arrive. Today was the day. I obviously haven't had time to read very much but I am impressed with the quality of the images in the book.
About a third of the book is a catalogue for the exhibition, with good notes accompanying each quilt image. I am appreciating the value of having the book and being able to study the quilts in detail. I spotted the steam train in this 1842-52 hanging by James Williams of Wrexham, Wales when I saw the quilt in "real life" but I have seen so much more while looking at it this afternoon.
There are also some wonderful close-up images to enjoy, such as this one of the back of a 19th Century paper-pieced quilt, isn't it a delight?
I am having a little celebration of my own as the dinosaur quilt which has been causing me so much trouble is finished. I have had to do a lot of negative sewing on this quilt but I think my grandson, Wills, who is six in July, will be very pleased with it. Don't tell him, it's a surprise (I'm sure he doesn't read my blog).