7621 – Daisy Differences ($70)

7621 – Daisy Differences   ($70)

Erin Martin
Bellingham, WA   USA

Width: 11.75"   Length: 9"

Materials/Techniques: Fusible appliqué, rubber-stamping, embroidery, free-motion quilting.

Artist Statement: Though I’m not a member of the quilt a month club, I saw that one of the challenges was incorporating a quote into a quilt, and I had some new alphabet stamps just waiting to be used. The quote is from the movie “Harold and Maude."
Maude: What flower would you like to be?
Harold: One of these maybe.
Maude: Why do you say that?
Harold: Because they're all alike.
Maude: Oh, but they're not! Look, see. Some are smaller, some are fatter, some grow to the left, some to the right, some even have lost some petals. All kinds of observable differences!
The quote ends with Maude saying, “You see Harold, I feel that much of the world’s sorrow comes from people who are this [camera zooms in on a single daisy] yet allow themselves to be treated as if they are that [camera zooms out to show a field of seemingly indistinguishable daisies].”
It reminds us to celebrate our uniqueness instead of attempting to blend in with the crowd.
Erin Martin

Dedication: For all of the wonderful, unique individuals in the world.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $70 for the AAQI.