A literary quilt in progress. 100 books inspire 100 quilt blocks. Follow along, add your ideas, enjoy the process.
Saturday, 19 October 2013
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
Meredith and Nina
Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise
her children and manage the family apple orchard: the other followed a
dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But
when their beloved father falls ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves
together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother,
Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. As children, the
only connection between them was the Russian fairy tale Anya sometimes
told the girls at night. On his deathbed, their father extracts a
promise from the women in his life: the fairy tale will be told one last
time - and all the way to the end. Thus begins an unexpected journey
into the truth of Anya's life in war-torn Leningrad, more than five
decades ago. Alternating between the past and present, Meredith and Nina
will finally hear the singular, harrowing story of their mother's life,
and what they learn is a secret so terrible and terrifying that it will
shake the very foundation of their family and change who they believe
Anya is an amazing woman. I loved her and her story. It frustrates her daughters no end that she constantly wanders into her winter garden ... in the middle of the night ... in the winter ... in her nightgown and bare feet. After reading this book, I want a winter garden. A beautiful place that I can retreat to in the winter (which is my favourite season). So what better block than a Garden Path block?
You can find Garden Path block patterns all over the internet. This is the one I used. The silver fabric has been in my stash for a long time. I love the way it makes me feel: wintery, clean and fresh. It is a perfect representation of a winter garden - don't you think?