I originally named this quilt Chain Letter. I had a set of beautiful hand dyed fabric from Cherrywood in sea glass colors.I had come up with this block for a virtual quilting bee, I think for Amy of Diary of a Quilter.
The block I designed is called Chiral Music (named by our son, Aaron), a rather quirky name. I had texted him a picture of the block and said I felt it needed a better name than "In and Out" or "Hello-Goodbye," and he immediately texted back "chiral." I wondered if he had meant "choral" because I had never heard of the term "chiral." He said that chiral refers to a molecule that appears to be a mirror image but actually is not exactly superimposable (he knows a lot of scientific information). I liked the name a lot, and added "music" as kind of a play on words since I had originally thought he meant "choral."
Then I played with it and turned the elements around, and this became Block 1.
We dropped some elements of the block, and this became Block 2.
When I decided to make a second calendar, Quilts by the Water, it was photographed by the wharf in Monterey, California.
Pattern by: Me.
Date Completed: 2014
Size: 40" x 40"
Quilted by: Dea Oskerson