6158 - Catch the Coming Stars ($55)

6158 - Catch the Coming Stars  ($55)
Erin Martin
Bellingham, WA    USA

Width: 8.5"   Length: 11.75"

Materials/Techniques: Machine piecing, fusible appliqué.

Artist's Statement: This quilt was inspired by a quote from Jodi Picoult’s book, My Sister’s Keeper. “My chest feels full of glitter and helium, the way it used to when I was little and riding my father’s shoulders at twilight, when I knew that if I held up my hands and spread my fingers like a net, I could catch the coming stars.”

Dedication: For my dad, whose shoulders I used to ride when I was a little girl. For everyone who has felt that feeling of a chest so full of joy that it could float away like a helium balloon. For my astronomy friends who share my wonder of the night sky.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $55 for the AAQI.