Quilt spotting got off to a great start this year, with the FABULOUS ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’, staring the wonderful Lily James as an author who is intrigued by the club, it’s name and how it was formed.
Set in Guernsey during World War II, when the island was under German occupation, the tale that unfolds is one of courage and defiance , friendship and love. It’s a fabulous story with, of course, some fabulous quilts.
The movie was released last year and is based on the 2008 book of the same name. One of my Melony Patch Facebook followers had seen the movie and commented at the time that she had spotted some quilts, so I was desperate to see it. It’s definitely one to watch!
And then there was… ‘A Wrinkle in Time’. Another movie based on a book of the same name (published in 1962). I’m really not sure what this movie was about, as it was very surreal – something about two kids time travelling to find their dad who had time travelled to some better place?? It was a hard story to follow, and I suspect the book makes more sense.
There was one stunning quilt that I spotted, being worked on by one of the three ‘astral travellers’ who guide the children through their journey. But what the quilt represents, and why she was working on it remain elusive. It featured a stunning, star-shaped ‘astral’ design… obviously.
Do you enjoy spotting quilts in movies or on the telly? I’d love to hear what you have spotted – feel free to drop me a line here!
Till next time,