Wednesday, 10 March 2010
I've just been staying in Northland NZ for a few days at an amazing backpackers' that is on a dairy farm. It has been in the Johanson family for generations and I enjoyed looking at these quilts that were in the farmhouse and thought I'd share them. (I stayed at the same place, Kahoe Farms, two years ago and have put one of the quilts on my blog before but I'm sure you'll enjoy seeing the others). Some of them were really worn and fragile but they were "proper" quilts, by that I mean that they'd been made with leftover and recycled fabrics - a lot of curtaining and heavier fabrics and some blanket instead of our brand new fabrics and wadding that we like to use now. They seem to have been used and enjoyed and to have stories to share of the people who'd known them (am I being too romantic? I don't think so, it is how I feel). Enjoy.