Wednesday, March 31, 2010

are quilts like children?

Have you ever noticed that quilts can be like children--they find a home that you never would have anticipated--but it works?

For instance consider the quilt--"dawn on the hill".

My husband is a school teacher so we get up very very early in the winter. After I send him off with a kiss and his coffee, I love snowshoeing to the top of a nearby hill and watching the sun rise. Did you ever listen carefully--the air seems to go quiet just before the sun breaks through. Wonderful and dramatic. Awe inspiring.

So of course I had to make a quilt to try to capture this.

But I never thought of this quilt hanging over  a canopy bed that has traditional covers.  Doesn't it look great though? Isn't this just meant to be?

It is at a lovely bed and breakfast just outside Shelburne Falls--do check it out. Larry and Susan are some of the nicest people around and who knows, you might get the room with this quilt.

What do you think?


  1. I love it. I might say that quilts are like puppies--but that's because I don't have kids. Anyway, they're smart and special (yours are anyway)............

  2. Just talked with Larry and Susan--the quilt is definitely staying there--although at some point they may change a bit of the decor to match the quilt even more. Meanwhile, watch for the TV show on Chronicle featuring the quilt,the B & B and other great artists from Shelburne Falls.