Amy's Creative Side is hosting yet another Blogger's Quilt Festival. This will be my eighth time entering this festival.
This will be a repeat for you regulars.
Title: From the Outside Looking In
Date created: 06.2014
Dimension: 69" x 69"
Materials: Front - Robert Kaufman Solid Kona Cotton
Materials: Back - Batik cotton fabric
Quilted by: Timna Tarr
Shown At: 2014 Quilt Expo, Madison, WI
|Front of Quilt|
|Back of Quilt|
|Detail of Quilt|
|The quilt sketched in excel|
This quilt started brewing on February 2nd, 2014 when I was watching a PBS documentary call “The Amish”. The Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos were playing NFL Super Bowl XLVIII. I had no interest, so I decided to watch the documentary. A friend of ours in the summer of 2013 mentioned that their family would go to Amish country for the summer, and I told my husband that it would be exciting to go visit Pennsylvania Dutch. After researching places to visit, we decided to postpone it to early spring so that it would coincide with the American Quilter’s Society Lancaster Quilt show (note that the trip never happened due to work related issues).
As I watched the documentary, at one point, there were two boys sitting at the back of a wagon looking directly at the camera, and the camera back at them. This made me wonder how it feels to be in a fish bowl, having people thump through your back yard in millions, to be more precise, ten million.1 Most of the adults tend to ignore the camera and pretended as if the crew were not there. I guess they must be use to the gawks and stares from travelers. I could not imagine living in a community where people were continuously looking at me.
The front of this quilt, “From the Outside Looking In” is the traditional Amish center diamond block which portrays a non-Amish (or English) person peering into the lives of Amish living. The back of the quilt is what an Amish person would interpret as modern living - a world that is busy and full of noise.
Continue on to the second quilt for the continuation.
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