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    Sleeping in beauty

    This is what the quilt looks like in its new habitat:


    As you can see, the apartment is outfitted in resale-value beige, so even a hint of color is welcome. Of course, this is more than a hint, but what I liked about this particular quilt was that it didn’t scream, “Look how tricky it was to make me!” The design isn’t ostentatiously complicated, but when you look closely, you see that the whole thing is made of rectangles of fabric that aren’t more than 2″ * 2″ each, and many of them are smaller.


    You can also get a sense in that exposure that I was able to avoid having a bedspread covered in girlie-ass flowers. (Not that I have a problem with real flowers. I just don’t need them printed all over the place.) The border, as you can see, is made of flowered cloth, but the flowers all look dark and tangled and menacing rather than prettied up. Like the brambles a medieval knight might have hacked through to rescue the hot stable hand at a neighboring castle from a life of certain drudgery.

    The only drawback is that now I’m going to have to stop eating and drinking, slovenly-bachelor style, in bed. Or I guess I could try to stop spilling stuff all over the place, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.

    2 Responses to “Sleeping in beauty”

    1. Toren says:

      That is a damned beautiful quilt.
      Nice choice!

    2. Sean Kinsell says:

      The nice thing is, considering how much work it obviously took, it wasn’t one of the more expensive ones they had. You probably know this, but it’s possible to buy quilts that will set you back a few thousand dollars, or (more frequently) at least more than a thousand. This one cost more than you’d pay for a calico-print number from the clearance bin at WalMart, yes, but my father won’t have to take out a second mortgage to pay for it. I’ve only had it for a few days, but the more used to it I get, the more I like it.