Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Volcanic Diversion

My DH left 10 days ago to celebrate his 60th Birthday by playing golf at the Old Course in Scotland with 3 of his closest friends. They are still not home yet. The volcano in Iceland has touched my little world here in Pensacola, FL. The last 4 days have been very stressful, and I knew I needed to surround myself with something lovely. About 8 years ago, this project got started. It's from the collection by Robyn Pandolph for Moda, Secret Garden. It still is one of my alltime favorites. I started with 12 blocks, added some additional strips and created a small quilt.
Aren't these fabrics still beautiful??? I added a panel of appliqued flowers on the side (I also love applique).
I won't show you the whole thing yet, but I am machine quilting the main body of the quilt and hand quilting the appliqued panel. I've been listening to a lot of music and trying to trust that this will soon be over.
Hand quilting soothes me. It's quiet and comforting. While waiting for the ash cloud to move, this has been my comfort. I'm not sure what I will name it, but I will never forget what was going on around me while I was making it.
Hopefully, in a few weeks I will show you this beauty. Maybe that's what I'll name it, Beauty From Ashes.
Until next time,


Terry said...

Sorry your hubby can't make it home! I know there are a lot of people stuck right now because of the eruption. On the brighter side, your quilt is beautiful! I love those fabrics! :0)

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I love the name! Where do you come up with this stuff? The quilt is looking really pretty. I can't wait for you to show the rest of it. Hope your sweetie gets home soon so you can take that off your worry list.

Karen said...

Very pretty Karen. I love the nice soft fabric colours. Can't wait to see the whole thing!

Audra said...

I love you Aunt K....Matt and I are praying for them to come home quickly!

PS These are really pretty fabrics....I can't wait to see this quilt! :)

QuiltSue said...

I'm sorry you've been affected by the volcanic ash, but I did hear last night that flights are going to be starting up again so hopefully it will all be over soon for you. The quilt is looking so pretty, I can't wait to see the whole thing.

Vivian said...

It's a beautiful project. That line of fabrics is so pretty. Looking forward to seeing the finished project.

My hubbie is also gone for a while with friends (hunting), but it was a driving trip just one state away. I'm making the most of my time alone, but it's so different when the DH is gone. Hopefully yours will have a safe flight back home soon, with interesting stories to tell.

Rose Marie said...

What about 'Stranded Beauty'? This is going to be a lovely quilt and I look forward to the whole reveal .... that applique in the border is just too much of a tease! :o)