poetry and prose about place

stitching a small quilt

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These cold nights, I keep warm with a cup of hot chocolate and a sewing project.  This winter I am making lap quilts, small quilts only 30 inches by 36 inches.  A lap quilt is a cozy companion on a chill evening.


To make the quilts, I am using small scraps of material from my many sewing projects over the years.  My quilts would not win any awards.  The pattern is random and the stitches are long and a bit crooked, but the quilts are fun to make and use.







from the air

forests and snow-

covered cornfields

are light and dark patches

of a quilt pieced together, stitched

with fence posts and wire



Copyright  2015  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

January 23, 2015 at 7:48 am

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  1. beautiful

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    January 23, 2015 at 5:36 pm

  2. stitched with fence posts and wire – love this beautifully patterned quilt you have written!

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    The Course of Our Seasons

    January 23, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    • Hi Kathleen. Thank you. Metaphors are everywhere! The rhythms of poetry and of sewing have similarities. Jane


      jane tims

      January 23, 2015 at 4:55 pm

  3. Hi Jane, Beautiful quilt and poem.

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    Ellen Grace Olinger

    January 23, 2015 at 1:40 pm

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