I moved from Washington to Tennessee years back. I love Tennessee, but I wish I could be closer to family and my longtime friends. I really wish I could be closer to my mom. My mom has a friend named Bob. He has become a part of our family. One day he got sick and had to go to the hospital. He was taken to a hospital in area that my mom was not familiar with. My friend Rena took my mom to the hospital. It was so nice of her to do that. I immediately started making her a quilt.
This has been the hardest quilt for me to make. It took me forever to figure it out. I wanted to make a Star of Bethlehem quilt. It didn’t take me long to figure out I had the wrong diamond shape. Then I thought I would work with stars that would work with what I had, but I didn’t like how that was looking. I cut it all apart and started doing a log cabin quilt, but that started going south. It started to buckle in the middle, and wouldn’t lay flat. I cut that apart, and finally it started to come together.
Rena practices meditation. She has been following the path of Eastern Philosophy. I wanted the quilt to have an Eastern feel to it. With the front and the back I tried to incorporate all the chakra colors. I couldn’t figure out how to get purple in it. Purple was my final issue. Forgoing purple was the only option to making it work.
The Fabric Studio, here in Nashville, had a modern quilt show last night. It was my first quilt in a show. It’s not my most modern quilt, but the only one I haven’t given away yet. It was good for me to get out, and involved. I loved the other quilts. There seemed to be an interesting group of ladies there. Unfortunately, my husband was with me. He immediately whispered in my ear, “I’m the only man here.” That was my clue we wouldn’t be staying long. He was a good sport, but if there is a next time, it might be best if I take a gal pal.