As you will soon realize from the pictures posted here, patchwork is a passion of mine and I’d love to share some of my favourite quilts with you. I learned quilting some years ago as I was living in Central Africa. In fact my favourite fabrics are precisely those cheerful, bright, multicolored materials found all over Africa. The picture of this particular quilt – 12 trees, 2m20x1m90 – is an exception though. I sewed this sampler for the Year of the Tree and I thought it fitted the Season. I live in the country and walk almost every day to the woods. A forest of pine trees, birches, beeches, rowan trees, oaks… Being around Nature is essential for me and I feel fortunate to live in such a wonderful environment. Nature is inspiring for me, not only for sewing but also for photography, writing, just feeling good.
For this particular quilt I used the colours of nature, various greens, browns, ochre, some orange, all shades found in the woods at all seasons.