Sometimes you see something and have this sudden urge to create a quilt (an illustration, a photo...) based on what you see. And you can't stop thinking - maybe not continuously, maybe it just pops up from time to time, but you keep returning to the idea until you finally make it.
One autumn morning, when I was passing our local pub, I looked at the wooden deck, where they put tables in summer. The tables were already removed and as the morning was quite cold, the boards where covered in frost. I also noticed a few withered leaves on the deck, white with frost too.
That image kept coming back to me until I finally put it into a mini quilt. I think I'm calling it First Frost, even if it doesn't look that frosty.
And a bit of detail:
The shape and colour of the leaf was to be different, but in the end I just couldn't resist the temptation of trying to act on another inspiration - Shaun Tan's The Red Tree picture book.
On a more technical note - the mini is 11,5" x 16" and as you can probably guess apart from cotton I used bits of linen, too.
P.S. Two-colour binding as suggested by my sister :)
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