Nothing cozier than toasting marshmallows over a crackling fire, arewerite? Which is why cottager Tania Denyer, a quilt artist, commemorated this ultra-cottagey scene in a recent design, Campfire Nights. “Campfires are magical,” she says. “For me, it’s the most sacred part of my time at the cottage.” The little 18″ by 36″ quilt (called a “quiltlet” in the biz) took her about a week to make. “The image just popped into my head.”
At the cottage, how much quilting do you do?
All I do is quilt (when I’m not cooking or tidying or reading). I stop at quilt shops on the way and bring a project, usually something simple. One year, I forgot the ironing board so I substituted with a towel on the counter.
￼What other cottage scenes do you want to quilt?
A dock extending into the lake. The view from a canoe. A hammock between trees. A coffee mug on a wood table, with a glass jar filled with water lilies. Honestly, I have more ideas than I can possibly manage.
How do people react when they see Campfire Nights?
Some have suggested super-sizing it. I’m just surprised that everyone immediately knows what it is.
￼Marshmallows and fires: good combo?
Absolutely yes. I find fires fascinating. And we’re always toasting marshmallows.
Quilting and fires: good combo?
No. Not enough light! Though many times people have dragged quilts from the cottage to wrap themselves in, while sitting in front of the campfire. ￼
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