Long story short. Two weeks ago today our son was working in Lima, Ohio. He went out that evening, just a few blocks from his hotel. He was assaulted and robbed. The assault caused a TBI.
It's hard to make sense of things that are senseless.
So the Lozenges quilt I was getting together has taken on a new meaning. It was always meant for my son. But it was to be blacks and greys. A sophisticated blend of organic looking fabrics. So plans change. I substituted black for a nice grey fabric with silver. I am calling it "Searching for the Silver Lining". These pictures do not do this quilt justice. It's looks dull in the picture, not so in person. I'm sure when my long-arm quilter, Sandy Erwin, finishes quilting it, that it will be outstanding! No pressure Sandy!.
|Quilt top on the grass, not a good picture.|
|I thoroughly checked it out and it passed inspection|
Here are the details
|Ready for the long arm quilter|
One project done and on to two Scrappy Mountain Majesties.
On her recent trip home, my daughter was looking through my stash and fell in love with some fabrics that looked the autumn. She pulled out fabrics one by one, "ooh, this is neat, here's another", Nicole said. My elder son had already requested a green quilt and I had picked out Scrappy Mountain Majesties as his quilt. She liked it too. Now they are both getting Scrappy Mountain Majesties.
|She wants the quilt to look like leaves on the forest floor.|
My son, on the other hand, wants something large enough to wrap up in. He about 6'2". I have a nice container full of green fabrics, every pattern and shade. So picking fabric should be lots of fun. You may have noticed that each block has a light/dark contrast. So he has requested a light blue sky fabric to contrast with the green mountains. If you have every seen the Appalachian Mountains you have an idea what he wants. So his quilt will be represent the mountain in spring and early summer.
This is such a easy and fun quilt to make. The blocks go together fast. Check out Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville blog for the free pattern.
So for today, saying the Serenity Prayer, and sewing on.