Thursday, November 10, 2016

Stormy Seas -- A Work in Progress

Right now I'm working on a new quilt for a beautiful new child.  Here are some pictures of the storm at sea I'm working on for Vivian, my newest niece, born in October.  



I've never done one of these before but have admired them ever since I saw one in a class I was taking in New York.  It was beautiful and has been on my to do list ever since. 



I meant to complete this before Vivian's birth, but lately that just isn't how I work.  I haven't met her in person yet, but even seeing pictures of her has helped me feel that I know her a bit and has helped me work on her quilt.  The process could be streamlined but for the fact that I'm using scraps.  It is taking much longer this way but I do love the results.  



Sadly, this quilt feels right for our time.  I am sickened by our election results and for what they mean for all of our children.  We had a better country, and a better, fairer system within reach just days ago and we threw it away.  We have shirked our responsibility to ourselves, our country and the global community.  We have made the world far less safe and far less just.  We have cleared a path for a despot to rule as he sees fit, without integrity or respect for so many of us, and I fear without checks.  For Vivian, and for all of our children who have been born into this stormy sea through no fault of their own, I hope we can find a life boat, and a way to shepard them to safety and justice and peace.  They certainly deserve better than the nightmare we have just handed them.

3 comments:

Margaret said...

I really like the blues with pops of colour in this quilt--baby Vivian is lucky to get it (and what a sweet name too!) Although I'm not American, I fear for what might happen also.

Annie said...

I love your scrappy Storm at Sea. And I have to agree with your comment on the election. I don't know what is going to happen in the next 4 years, but the future doesn't look bright.

Dawn said...

We have to rise above the hate and work together.

Lovely quilt!