Boston Strong – journey of a quilt


I was working on this quilt when the Marathon Bombs went off.

Here’s a slideshow of its making (it’s 3 minutes) – Boston Strong Now II

As my regular readers know, my husband, younger son, and I were touring CU/Boulder at the time. It was snowing very hard. This inspired me to fill the pathways spooling below the houses with white.  Boston-Strong-four-huts  Boston-Strong-indigo-plaid Boston-Strong-leaf-roof  Boston-Strong-wholeAt some point, the quilt was exposed to moisture, and some of the color of the red wool challis bled into the sidewalks. While before it had been a quilt that occupied my lap while hearing the awful news, now it was itself visually linked to the event.

For once I’m glad it took me so long to finish a quilt because it let me come ’round to seeing that the primary message here is one of hope. The little scene speaks to community:  our paths cross each others’ paths; our homes touch each others’ homes; a single moon guides each and every one of us.

It helped that the Red Sox finished the season so triumphantly!


7 thoughts on “Boston Strong – journey of a quilt

  1. Karoda

    A beautiful thing in the giving through your art! I cannot afford to purchase it, I’m feeling fortunate that technology as connected me to thoughtful artists. hangeth in 🙂

    1. deedeemallon

      Thank Karen. I tried to leave a message on your blog yesterday and couldn’t. I think the problem is my end though. I’m excited about your consideration of a Toni Morrison series.


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