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Silver Lane

© 2012 by Heike Scharmann

Silver Lane is such a beautiful name for a quilt block! Yet, you might have trouble to  “see” the silver lane. Other quilters have tried to incorporate silver-coloured fabric. I certainly did not.

I think of this design as a moonlit garden: In the centre, there is a fountain, quietly producing little ripples of quicksilver. Surrounding the spring are four benches where you can sit and listen to the water. In the corners are four yew trees, cut in shape. And behind the benches, connecting the yews, there are hedges of beech, their leaves rustling in the night breeze. If you are very quiet, you can here some night bird’s cry. The whole scenery is bathed in a faint silver light. Sometimes the wind makes the yews shake a little and give way to a pure streak of moonlight which is reflected by the fountain as little liquid flashes.

Would you not wish to be there?