So loved and pre-loved …
It is threadbare – worn, faded, torn – the wadding showing through, so beautifully soft to touch – those are the qualities I treasure. The colours are delicate and subtle, mixed with strong indigo blues.. The piecing is balanced, soothing but always offering interest where the eye rests..
When I was a child and ill, I would lie on a sofa by the fire wrapped in a quilt or eiderdown
I used to gaze at the patterns and colours and stitching. I find I still do.
The quilting, in white cotton thread, is so rhythmic, so meditative. And then, on the borders, best seen from the back, the stitching flows – how it flows!