Alone in a Blue Corner
87" x 87"
For all of us out there who love the blues:
here, and later here. I started this project when I was still struggling with grief. My very good friend of many years had died and I felt a bit lost and disconnected from the world around me. I guess we all handle grief differently, but my response was to consider quitting my quilting life and getting rid of all my fabric (by sewing it all up) into useful bed-sized quilts. I think I started with this one. And, the blue was very suitable for my mood.
And after piecing the top, I folded it up and it sat on a shelf for a long time, waiting it's turn to be quilted and finished up. Well, it's time has finally come!
As for the grief? I like to think that grief is like a room that we visit. It is important to go in, but not stay too long. In the beginning it is hard to find a door or window to get out. Now I can go there, feel the "feels" and then get out. Time does help. And, all the sewing too. I found a way back to my joy of sewing and quilting and reconnecting with the world of wonderful people around me.