The first is the one that sparked me last night. This is from a pattern she bought in a quilt store in Skagway, Alaska. Skagway is a beautiful town. Well, not the town so much, but its setting. This quilt represents the story from the People of the Northern Pacific Coast how Raven stole the sun to place it in the heavens. We had a beautifully illustrated children's book on this theme that my kids loved.
The next two represent my wife's love of hummingbirds which she got from her mom. My wife did two of them on the left so she could give one to her mom.
And, hanging by our front door is this one, patriotic Americans that we are:
My wife loves quilting in part because of her math and science background. It's all geometry to her. Yet she certainly has a talent for choosing fabric colors to set out and even inspire in these pieces.
And speaking of inspiration, here's a fairly recent one that speaks volumes as to what we value in our family:
Yes, pretty things for a Sunday blog. I get to enjoy them every day.