Where to start this quilt's story.
How about months ago. I started setting 'absolute love favourite favourite' fat quarters in a pile. For a quilt for me... Someday. But i have been crazy busy with commissions.
Last Saturday afternoon a scary tweet crossed my feed. The local police posted a missing report of a old friend. Someone i saw around town, but hadn't really caught up with in a while. Saturday evening, reports came in he had been located. Sunday morning's press release was "deceased, no foul play suspected". Sadness abounds.
In my process of processing this early death I found myself unable to get to the commissions I have half done and knew I had to make myself something that I would love. To add some warmth and beauty to the world. As Chris had done.
I started cutting with no really plan. And had always sworn I would never make another equilateral triangle quilt. But. Never swear to yourself.
over the week between the visitation and reconnecting with dozens if people I hadn't seen in years, between beers and tears and the funeral, I poked away.
I had some problems with this one. But it's like life.
It has a chaos in order if you know where to look, sometimes you lose a point or two and you end up with unexpected wrinkles. But it makes me happy to look at it. And after a week like this. Sometimes the small smiles mean the most. RIP Chris.