Saturday, 12 October 2013

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

The Book:

 The following about the author and book are from Goodreads:

Madeleine L'Engle was an American writer best known for her Young Adult fiction, particularly the Newbery Medal-winning A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, and Many Waters. Her works reflect her strong interest in modern science: tesseracts, for example, are featured prominently in A Wrinkle in Time..

One stormy night a strange visitor comes to the Murry house & beckons Meg, her brother, Charles Wallace, & their friend Calvin O'Keefe on a most dangerous and fantastic journey, a journey that will threaten their lives & our universe.

If you want to know more, check here.

The Inspiration:

This book was one of my favourites as a child and continues to have a strong hold on my heart. My favourite character in the book is Mrs Whatsit. (if you have never read this book but have seen the movie - read the book!) Mrs Whatsit existed at one time as a star but she sacrificed herself in the fight against the black thing ... IT ... evil. This block is a tribute to Mrs Whatsit.

The Block:

 All appearances to the contrary, I assure you that this block is square with straight sides. Weird picture angle. The block I chose for the A Wrinkle in Time block is a traditional hourglass block. (hourglass/time ... get it?) The yellow fabric is a nod to Mrs Whatsit's star incarnation and the black represents the dark sky as well as the 'black thing'. I also like the contrast of the colours which can be seen as the contrast between good and evil. This block has been trimmed to a 6 1/2 inch square. Here is a fabulous tutorial for making an hourglass block, if you are interested. Just a note about trimming the block - be sure the centre remains the centre - if you know what I mean.


  1. Wow, clever. I love seeing the themes you come up with for each book. The hourglass is perfect. Love this quilt!

  2. I am amazed and informed. I loved this book and read it again within the last year or two. I did not know it had any sequels.
    Dana you are so creative!