Decorating with quilts
"Not another quilt! What are you going to do with it?" a friend asks.
|Quilts hang on the ladder in the study|
"I have no idea," I answer, "I'll decide later."
Why do painters paint? To produce another painting to be stacked in the studio or for the love of creating?
That's the same reason that quilters quilt - for the joy of discovering a new pattern, of experimenting with new colors, to pull out the jewels in the stash, purchased on the spur of the moment out of a love affair with fabrics.
|The William Morris quilt in the guest room|
|Appliqued garden quilt on my bed|
When I had my injured ankle encased in a moonboot and sleeping was uncomfortable, I found comfort in napping under a handsewn beautiful quilt covered in roses, petunias, irises, pansies, daffodils and a basket of daisies.