When the days grow shorter and the nights get cooler, my hands instinctively reach for a quilt to wrap around me. Some of the quilts in my collection are decades old, a little faded, with some wear and tear. Others are still in what I consider the “new” stash.
I've blogged about the quilt pictured above before, but it's worth another look.
A couple of years ago, I spotted a leaf-pattern quilt in one of my mother’s quilting books and used it as a starting point for this design. At the fabric shop, I picked out fabric that made me smile (all prints, except for the blues). Then my sweet mother started working her magic, creating leaves and sewing them into squares.
Once the top was complete, and the backing was added, a local artist quilted it on a machine, leaving Mother to do the final hemming and handwork around the edges, as she does with all of her quilts.
Another quilt is born.
This beauty reminds me of fall, of November, and of the leaves that make autumn a feast for the eyes.
Until next time, kindred spirits, may you be cozy and warm on the coldest of nights.