Created during a big life transition, between Pennsylvania to Missouri, this quilt is an object of consistency, comfort and escape. It helped remind me that everything is temporary, even bitter cold winters, disagreements, disappointments and broken hearts. The pattern is a traditional log cabin, a variation called Rooftop. I kept the centered piecing and heavy sashing that I liked so much from old Amish quilts. The center of the log cabin pattern is said to represent the hearth of the home and red felt like a good accent to the charcoal and not-quite-black-not-quite-blue of the color scheme. Originally created as wedding quilt for a former partner and I’s bed, it still keeps me warm at night.