Oohhh Delicious….. I said out loud in my studio, squinting my eyes, and scrunching up my shoulders. I had just placed the two pieces of fabric together (the ones in the photo above). Something about those colors and patterns together make my mouth water. I often have a visceral reaction to colors and textures, it comes in handy when I’m making a quilt.
I was working on my “Hibernation Quilt”. It’s the piece I thought would be a part of my last quilt, Autumn Oak Leaf, but then decided they were really two different quilts.
Cozy and dark, like a long winters sleep under the fallen leaves of the oak tree. But this block of fabrics seemed to cute, too much like a folksy decoration you might buy in the Dollar Store. I wanted to move away from that feeling. So I cut off the big piece of maroon corduroy from the right side and…….warm and rich, contrasting patterns, the dark forest floor and something grand for something so small…..