This has been a good ‘quilt spot’ month, with three ‘spots’! The first was quite unexpected, in ‘Stranger Things’, a series I had watched before, before starting my ‘quilt spot’ blog posts.
My youngest daughter has now decided she is all enough to watch this series, and in preparation for the new one which is coming out in early July, has been watching all episodes.
I enjoyed watching this series the first time round – I quite liked how the main characters were my age at the time it is set, 1984, so it’s a bit of a nostalgic trip, featuring the music and fashion of my youth. Aside from that it’s quite a good story and enjoyable to watch.
There may have been more quilts in the series, but the ones I spotted were in Elle’s (short for Eleven) birth mother’s house, quite shabby looking and faded, neatly folded over the rungs of a ladder resting against a wall in her living room. I quite liked the look of these quilts, homely and well used.
My second spot, was in the movie ‘The Best of Me’ based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, who also wrote ‘The Notebook’ and ‘The Longest Ride’, amongst many others.
I found myself watching this movie at home one day when I was not well after having called work to say I wouldn’t be in. I’ve enjoyed watching other movies basked on Nicholas Sparks’ books, so I settled on this one, knowing that it would be a weepy… but my God, I was not prepared for this one!! Such a sad, but beautiful story, it had me in tears, especially towards the end.
Many of his stories seem to be quite formulaic: rich girl and poor boy, they fall in love, there is some sort of tragedy/event that puts a stop to the relationship but somehow they reconnect later in life, the story flits between past and present… and I won’t say anymore! Although you can probably guess where the story is going, it doesn’t make the movie any less enjoyable, and always the key message is that it is love that is the most important thing in life. Can’t argue with that!
And finally, on the last day of the month, we went to see the movie ‘Yesterday’, about a young aspiring singer-songwriter who wakes up, after a freak accident during a global power cut, to a world that has never heard of The Beatles… He decides to play their music and becomes a global super-star… It’s a funny and heartwarming movie, with some good tunes (!). It’s also a love story, and the love interest is played by the wonderful Lily James – on her character’s bed, was a beautiful simple quilt, made with what looked like 3″ square patches, in bright solid colours, set on point against a white background. Couldn’t take any pictures, so the promo image of the movie will have to do for this one!!
Have you spotted any quilts in movies, on the telly, or when out and about?? I’d love to know. Drop me a line and tell me all about it!
Till next time,