In 1996 friends Peggy and Baker Rhyne from North Carolina visited us. Since we are in a remote country location, I met them in town so that I could guide them to our place. Across from Tim Horton’s, in a vacant lot, a tag sale was underway. Neither Peggy nor I can resist a yard sale so we hurried over to have a look. That’s when I spotted this lovely quilt designed to be used as a wall hanging.
Although the appliqued houses lack perspective, I felt that the rich colors especially the deep burgundy and royal blue would brighten our newly constructed sun room and would provide a color pallet around which I could decorate. I especially liked the assorted plaids woven into the patchwork suggesting Scottish tartans.
The piece is not old but is hand-quilted, though not by an expert, but neither by a novice, and I like its primitive nature.
|Tree in spring.|
|Tree in summer.|
It was not until I hung it on the sun room wall that I noticed the four trees suggesting the four seasons–spring, summer, fall, winter. I call it our four seasons quilt, and it is among my favorite things in the Marble Mountain house.
|Tree in fall.|
|Tree in winter.|