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« on: September 29, 2013 11:59:31 AM »

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. Smiley 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.

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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2013 01:50:51 PM »

My condolences.
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2013 02:45:02 PM »

This is a beautiful way to remember your friend. It's a really lovely and special quilt. I'm sorry for your loss.
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2013 07:59:39 PM »

Lovely quilt.  Crafting really is the best answer for so many things.  Sending comfort, strength and warm thoughts your direction.
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2013 08:26:53 PM »

Beautiful quilt, sloth! I'm so sorry for your loss, I'm glad this helped you work through it some!
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2013 09:00:18 PM »

Best memorial EVER.  Smiley 
I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.  What a totally amazing way to honor someone.  I adore the triangles. 
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2013 08:35:10 AM »

Thanks guys. It did amaze me how therapeutic this was.
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