Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My Quip – Rán – A New and Original Quilt – In Progress

Good Day,

We would like to introduce our new and original quilt – Rán – in design.

The paper design for our original Bargello-type quilt Rán has been completed. The dimensions, not including borders and bindings, will be created by a matrix of 5,616 pieces. All fabrics have arrived; Robert Kaufman Kona 100% Cotton.

In Norse mythology, Rán is a sea goddess. Her husband was Ægir and they had nine daughters. The above image is of Ægir and Rán by an unknown artist.

From Section XXXIII of Skádskaparmál in translation by Arthur G. Brodeur (1916, 1923) -

Rán is the name of Ægir’s wife, and their daughters were nine, even as we have written before. At this feast all things were self-served, both food and ale, and all implements needful to the feast. Then the Æsir became aware that Rán had that net wherein she was wont to catch all men who go upon the sea.

This should prove an interesting quilt project. Without revealing too much, at this point, in our design I am trying to express Rán’s net and the sailors. Who knows?

You’ll have to stay tuned, for our progress.


Jim and Andy

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