A new quilt is born!
Well, almost. Really I’ve got fraternal twin quilts gestating right now. One is a queen-size, flying geese quilt for my comrade-in-arms, Ashley “Down Cellar” Benson and her terrific man, P. The other quilt is for the imaginative painter & fellow pony enthusiast, Erin Murray. (Will post soon about Erin & I’s art swap: quilt for canvas.)
Ashley has told me many times that she grew up with afghans, not quilts, and as such, was and is an afghan person. For awhile, I didn’t know if I could actually make her a quilt simply because she seemed to see herself as a quilt-less person. A quilt-less life seems awfully cold & lonely to me. It made me worry about her. Growing up in the colder, snowier areas of New England, I struggle to believe that holey afghans can keep a body sufficiently warm in winter. And how could anyone could deny all those beautiful cotton fabrics? (Especially the finds at the Fabric Worm!)
I’m not sure how, but Ashley wants a quilt now for her & P’s bed. P grew up in Alabama. Ashley grew up in Washington. Maybe it’s this upcoming sixth(?) New Hampshire/Maine winter that’s got them re-thinking quilts. I mean, we’ve already got a bite in the air at night, and waking up in the dark of 6AM. How could the two of them face another winter without the warmth of a hand-sewn, Gift Fox quilt?
So, this flying geese quilt is to be a love quilt. Something in neutral shades that evokes all the pleasantness of a good, homemade meal with friends and a nice warm fire to sit & philosophize & sip wine by. Mmmm I can’t wait to get started!