We have a mini quilt folded over Anton’s crib, and whenever I walk into his room, I’m momentarily struck by how pretty it is. Ours was made by the workshop Hopewell, which has since closed, but these heirloom quilts from a new shop, One of One, have that same warm, graphic feel. Each is handmade by Kate Johnson, a mother of two, with 64 different colors.
“I come from a big family with lots of babies,” Kate told me, “So I’ve made many quilts through the years.” While quilting, “I listen to podcasts or watch really bad TV,” she said. “I just put the online shop up a month ago, after it was forever on my to-do list. Finally, late one night, watching ‘Survivor,’ I thought, I’m doing this right now!”
Aren’t they beautiful?