This weekend my husband and I alternated between Halloween fun with our grandchildren and binge watching Stranger Things 2. I loved both activities but only the latter kept me up until 2:30 am on Saturday night. Or was it Sunday morning? Stranger Things 2 was intensely entertaining and even had quilts. Yes, quilts in a Netflix series chock full of surprises.
Last year we were equally enthralled with the first season. I liked it because of the 3 layers – the adults in a conspiracy movie, the teens in a slasher film and the younger kids in a Steven Spielberg flick. I screamed a fair amount and was nervous as heck at times.
I generally don’t like shows which scare me but this series sucked me in, pun intended. I generally cared about the characters. Naturally the last episode of season one set up season two, I was already hooked.
For me, I think season two was even better than season one. The characters were still lovable, there were even more references to 80’s films and people made ethical decisions. But there was even more to love.
There were quilts. YES! Who knew?
When I spotted the first one, I called out to my husband to pause the show so I could get a photo. These photos are not the best in the world. The screen was dark and we were anxious to get on with watching.
SPOILER ALERT – You will see two characters in the pictures. It’s not a huge spoiler and something you will see in episode one of season two. But stop now if you don’t want any advance knowledge at all about the show.
Look at the first shot. It’s Hopper, my favorite sheriff at the moment. See over his shoulder, that’s a quilt.
I think it’s embroidered or appliqued. And underneath it I believe it’s a crocheted pillow or throw. I would know more if I had a job as quilt consultant to TV and movies but as of now, that opportunity has not come through for me.
Here is the second quilt that I spotted. There is another view of it in a different scene. Neither give the complete shot that I would have preferred.
It’s definitely a quilt, trust me. And I am pretty sure it is an antique one. The movie is set in 1984 and the quilt reincarnation began around 1976.
This quilt seems older than 8 years or less. It has a patina of age and wear. But it is doing what quilts do best, providing warmth and comfort.
And that is not a strange thing at all.
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Check out when I wrote about quilts in Hallmark Christmas movies last year. (Nadine is already helping me to spot them in this year’s movies. Stay tuned!)