I was looking for some photos in my folders which apparently don’t exist – have you ever thought you took photos of something but as it turns out, you didn’t? Well, I’ll have to remedy that soon. Anyway, I found some photos of a quilt I made for my friend Susan that I meant to show you last year but completely forgot! I should probably share this with you know lest I want to wait until next fall.
Susan is distinctly an autumn person, at least in my mind anyway. Anything maple-y/pumpkin-y/autumn-y makes me think of her and the cozy Arts and Crafts-inspired home she and her significant other have carved out for themselves. (And I mean that almost literally – her boyfriend is quite skilled in wood-working and did most of the remodeling himself.) For a long time I had been collecting fall-ish prints — acorns and autumn leaves, mostly — to make them a quilt, including some pieces found at a quilt shop on Bainbridge Island on a trip we took with her sister many years ago.
I think this pattern is called a Roman quilt although I’m not 100% sure of that. It’s pretty easy to do but looks fairly intricate. As you can see, 3 long rectangles to make a square; then each square turned 90 degrees from the one next to it to create the zigzag design. The layers are held together with a variety of brownish buttons (ones that are smooth and flat so they don’t scratch or poke).
It’s a small thing, the right size for your lap, as you’re curled up with a book and a mug of tea. I wish I had taken better photos of it but oh well, what can you do. I’m happy with how it turned out and now it’s with Susan, where it belongs!
Speaking of tea, it’s time for mine.