jane eyre is winding her way into the quilts i'm making now. i'm building layers of squares into patchy tops as i listen to the tale of her early life at the school for orphans. and there are 2 quilts taking shape that i really love. i am feeling connected to something sweet from my girlhood as i revisit the classic literature from my youth. i love the language and vivid imagery. and the familiarity settles in me as i hear the words i've read so many times. i've been reading jane eyre since i was 12 and wouldn't know how many times i've spent whole chunks of days curled up in her solemn story. now there are quilts that blend her and i together. i really like that.
i showed you emma and charles bovary. and there is also a hester prynn quilt. although the work was done by the time i started her story, she was clearly in my mind when i chose the pieces of gray and red for her quilt. she is listed in the shop.
so i continue the quest of filling my mind with the figures of literature, loving the words and the cadence of stories.